July 1796 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 4 1st Independence Day celebration is held
  • Jul 8 US State Department issues 1st US passport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 10 Carl Friedrich Gauss discovers that every positive integer is representable as a sum of at most three triangular numbers

Mathematician, Astronomer, and Physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss
Mathematician, Astronomer, and Physicist
Carl Friedrich Gauss
  • Jul 22 Cleveland, Ohio, founded by Gen Moses Cleveland

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 3 Nikoli A Poveloi, Russian writer/publisher (Sotsjinenija) [NS]
  • Jul 6 Nicholas I Pavlovitch, tsar of Russia (1825-55)
  • Jul 15 Thomas Bulfinch, mythologist (Bulfinch's Mythology)
  • Jul 16 Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, painter
  • Jul 18 Feargus O'Connor, County Cork, leader of English Chartists
  • Jul 24 Herman van Sonsbeeck, Dutch lawyer and statesman, born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1865)
  • Jul 24 John Middleton Clayton, U.S. Secretary of State (1849-50) and U.S. Senator from Delaware, born in Dagsboro, Delaware (d. 1856)
  • Jul 26 George Catlin, American author and painter (American Indian scenes), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 1872)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 16 George Howard, British field marshal (b. 1718)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 21 Robert Burns, Scottish poet (Auld Lang Syne), dies at 37

  • Jul 30 Nicolas the Pigage, French classical architect, dies