Historical Events in July 1869

  • Jul 1 Dutch newspaper stamp tax repealed
  • Jul 1 US mint at Carson City, Nevada opens
  • Jul 6 Black candidate for lt governor of Va, Dr J H Harris, defeated
  • Jul 9 Corncob pipe, made from small corn kernels, invented
  • Jul 15 Margarine is patented by Hippolye Méga-Mouriès for use by French Navy

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Jul 19 Louis Riel speaks at a meeting of Metis residents about rights, setting in motion the events now referred to as the Red River Rebellion

Politician Louis Riel
Louis Riel
  • Jul 30 The Charles, considered the world’s first "oil tanker", departs from the United States headed for Europe with a bulk capacity of 7,000 barrels of oil