July 1819 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 3 1st savings bank in US (Bank of Savings in NYC) opens its doors

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Jul 4 William Herschel makes last telescopic observation of 1819 comet

Astronomer William Herschel
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William Herschel
  • Jul 16 Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen sets sail to explore Antarctica for Tsar Alexander I

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 2 Thomas Anderson, Scottish Chemist (discovered pyridine)
  • Jul 4 Reuben Eaton Fenton, Governor (Union), (d. 1885)
  • Jul 6 Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke, German Physician and Physiologist, born in Berlin, Germany
  • Jul 8 Alexander Hays, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers) (d. 1864)
  • Jul 8 Francis Leopold McClintock, British naval officer and explorer (d. 1907)
  • Jul 9 Elias Howe, Spencer Mass, invented sewing machine
  • Jul 19 Gottfried Keller, German-Swiss poet and novelist, born in Zurich (d. 1890)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 1 Jemima Wilkinson, American preacher (b. 1752)
  • Jul 20 John Playfair, Scottish geologist/mathematician, dies