Historical Events in July 1868

  • Jul 4 Battle at Ueno, Japan: last Tokugawa armies defeated
  • Jul 4 In New Zealand, Maori leader Te Kooti and 300 of his followers captured the schooner Rifleman and sailed for New Zealand; the fugitives landed at Whareongaonga six days later
  • Jul 7 Ed Pooley takes 12 dismissals as keeper in match Surrey v Sussex
  • Jul 9 1st black cabinet member in SC (Francis L Cardozo-sect of state)
  • Jul 13 Oscar J Dunn, former slave, installed as lt governor of Louisiana
  • Jul 14 Alvin J Fellows patents tape measure
  • Jul 20 1st use of tax stamps on cigarettes
  • Jul 25 US Congress forms Wyoming Territory (Dakota, Utah & Idaho)
  • Jul 28 US Secretary of State William H. Seward announces 14th Amendment ratified by states, grants citizenship to ex-slaves