On This Day

What Happened in July 1800

Historical Events

  • Jul 8 Dr Benjamin Waterhouse gives 1st cowpox vaccination in the US to his son to prevent smallpox
  • Jul 9 Mt Vernon Gardens becomes site of 1st summer theater in US
  • Jul 10 The British Indian Government establishes the Fort William College to promote Urdu, Hindi and other vernaculars of sub continent
  • Jul 28 Thames River Police established by act of British parliament, replacing earlier Marine Police (1798-1800) - world's oldest continuously serving police force

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 9 Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, German pathologist, born in Fürth, Bavaria (d. 1885)
  • Jul 19 Juan José Flores, General and first President of Ecuador (1839-1845), born in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela (d. 1864)

Famous Weddings

George Canning

Jul 8 Prime Minister of UK George Canning (30) weds heiress Joan Scott

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 23 John Rutledge, American 2nd Chief Justice of the United States, dies at 60