Historical Events in July 1843

CommunicationThe Day an Alligator Fell from the Sky

Jul 2 An alligator falls from sky during a thunderstorm in Charleston, South Carolina

  • Jul 5 Committee of 9 appointed to establish civil government in Oregon Country

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 12 Mormon leader Joseph Smith says God allows polygamy

Religious Leader Joseph Smith Jr
Religious Leader
Joseph Smith Jr
  • Jul 19 Brunel's steamship the SS Great Britain is launched, becomes first ocean-going craft with an iron hull or screw propeller and the largest vessel afloat in the world