July 1838 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 4 Huskar Colliery Mining Disaster in Silkstone England: mining pit floods drown 26 children, leads to 1842 'Mines and Collieries Act' bans women and children working underground
  • Jul 7 Central American federation is dissolved
  • Jul 8 Arabs attack Jewish community of Safed

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 6 Vatroslav Jagic, Croatian scholar (d. 1923)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 8 Ferdinand von Zeppelin, German general and inventor (rigid dirigibles) who founded the Zeppelin airship company, born in Konstanz, Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany (d. 1917)

Inventor of the Zeppelin Ferdinand von Zeppelin
Inventor of the Zeppelin
Ferdinand von Zeppelin
  • Jul 11 John Wanamaker, merchant (Wanamakers Dept Store)
  • Jul 19 Joel Asaph Allen, US zoologist (Rule of Allen)
  • Jul 20 Augustin Daly, American playwright (d. 1899)
  • Jul 20 George Otto Trevelyan, British statesman and biographer (d. 1928)
  • Jul 30 Eugen Richter, German parliament member (Liberal)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 10 Willem earl van Hogendorp, Dutch colonial governor, dies at about 43
  • Jul 17 John Whites, hydraulic engineer, dies at 82