July 1869 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 Dutch newspaper stamp tax repealed
  • Jul 1 US mint at Carson City, Nevada opens
  • Jul 6 Black candidate for lt governor of Va, Dr J H Harris, defeated
  • Jul 9 Corncob pipe, made from small corn kernels, invented
  • Jul 15 Margarine is patented by Hippolye Méga-Mouriès for use by French Navy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 19 Louis Riel speaks at a meeting of Metis residents about rights, setting in motion the events now referred to as the Red River Rebellion

Politician Louis Riel
Louis Riel
  • Jul 30 The Charles, considered the world’s first "oil tanker", departs from the United States headed for Europe with a bulk capacity of 7,000 barrels of oil

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 1 William Strunk Jr., American grammarian (d. 1946)
  • Jul 4 Karl Seitz, president of Austria
  • Jul 8 William V Moody, US poet (Death of Eve, Faith Healer)
  • Jul 14 Owen Wister, US, novelist (Virginian)
  • Jul 29 Booth Tarkington, US, novelist (17, Magnificent Ambersons)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 15 A J Haynes, US army captain and civil war veteren, assassinated by KKK
  • Jul 22 John A. Roebling, German-American civil engineer (Brooklyn Bridge), (b. 1806)
  • Jul 28 Carl G Carus, German arts/psychologist/philosopher, dies
  • Jul 28 Jan Evangelista Purkyně, Czech anatomist (b. 1787)