Birthdays in History in July 1859

  • Jul 6 Verner von Heidenstam, Sweden, poet/novelist (Charles Men, Nobel 1916)
  • Jul 13 Sydney Webb, England, writer/husband of Beatrice Potter
  • Jul 17 Luis Munoz Rivera, Puerto Rico, journalist (founded Federalist Party)
  • Jul 30 Henry Simpson Lunn, English humanitarian (d. 1939)
  • Jul 30 Henry Louis Smith, American physicist who made the first X-ray photograph, born in Greensboro, North Carolina