July 1843 in History

Events in History

CommunicationThe Day an Alligator Fell from the Sky

Jul 2 An alligator falls from sky during a thunderstorm in Charleston, South Carolina

  • Jul 5 Committee of 9 appointed to establish civil government in Oregon Country

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 12 Mormon leader Joseph Smith says God allows polygamy

Religious Leader Joseph Smith Jr
Religious Leader
Joseph Smith Jr
  • Jul 19 Brunel's steamship the SS Great Britain is launched, becomes first ocean-going craft with an iron hull or screw propeller and the largest vessel afloat in the world

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 5 Mandell Creighton, English bishop/historian

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 7 Camillo Golgi, Italian physician and medical researcher (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1906), born in Corteno, Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia, Austrian Empire (d. 1926)

Physician and Nobel Laureate Camillo Golgi
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Camillo Golgi
  • Jul 29 Johannes Schmidt, German linguist (d. 1901)
  • Jul 31 Peter Rosegger, Austrian poet (d. 1918)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 2 Samuel Hahnemann, German physician, dies at 88
  • Jul 9 Washington Allston, US painter/author, dies at 63
  • Jul 16 Hubert MAJ van Asch van Wijck, politician, dies at 68
  • Jul 25 Charles Macintosh, Scottish chemist and inventor (b. 1766)