What Happened in July 1796

Historical Events

  • Jul 4 1st Independence Day celebration is held
  • Jul 8 US State Department issues 1st US passport

InventionScientific Discovery

Jul 10 Carl Friedrich Gauss discovers that every positive integer is representable as a sum of at most three triangular numbers

Mathematician, Astronomer, and Physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss
Mathematician, Astronomer, and Physicist
Carl Friedrich Gauss
  • Jul 22 Cleveland, Ohio, founded by General Moses Cleveland

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 3 Nikoli A Poveloi, Russian writer/publisher (Sotsjinenija) [NS]
  • Jul 6 Nicholas I Pavlovitch, tsar of Russia (1825-55)
  • Jul 15 Thomas Bulfinch, mythologist (Bulfinch's Mythology)
  • Jul 16 Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, French painter, born in Paris (d. 1875)
  • Jul 18 Feargus O'Connor, Leader of English Chartists, born in County Cork (d. 1855)
  • Jul 20 Edward Hodges, English organist and composer, born in Bristol (d. 1867)
  • Jul 23 Franz Adolf Berwald, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1868)
  • Jul 24 Herman van Sonsbeeck, Dutch lawyer and statesman, born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1865)
  • Jul 24 John Middleton Clayton, U.S. Secretary of State (1849-50) and U.S. Senator from Delaware, born in Dagsboro, Delaware (d. 1856)
  • Jul 26 George Catlin, American author and painter (American Indian scenes), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 1872)
  • Jul 28 Ignaz Bösendorfer, Austrian musician (d. 1859)

Person of interestWalter Hunt

Jul 29 Walter Hunt, American inventor (safety pin, sewing machine), born in Martinsburg, New York (d. 1859)

Inventor Walter Hunt
Inventor
Walter Hunt

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 16 George Howard, British field marshal (b. 1718)

Person of interestRobert Burns

Jul 21 Robert Burns, Scottish poet (Auld Lang Syne), dies at 37

  • Jul 30 Nicolas de Pigage, French classical architect, dies at 72