July 1802 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 4 US Military Academy officially opens (West Point, NY)
  • Jul 7 1st comic book "The Wasp" is published

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 1 Gideon Welles, Secy Navy (Union), (d. 1878)
  • Jul 9 Thomas Davenport, invented 1st commercial electric motor
  • Jul 21 David Hunter, American Major General (Union Army), born in Troy, New York (d. 1886)

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Jul 24 Alexandre Dumas, French author (The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo), born in Aisne, France (d. 1870)

  • Jul 26 Winthrop Mackworth Praed, English politician and poet, born in London, England (d. 1839)
  • Jul 26 Mariano Arista, President of Mexico (1851-53), born in San Luis Potosí, Mexico (d. 1855)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 6 Daniel Morgan, American soldier and politician (Battle of Cowpens, Whiskey Rebellion), dies at 66

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Jul 22 Marie Francois Xavier Bichat, a founder of histology, dies from falling down stairs at 30

Anatomist and Physiologist Marie Francois Xavier Bichat
Anatomist and Physiologist
Marie Francois Xavier Bichat