On This Day

What Happened in July 1805

Historical Events

  • Jul 8 American Bill Richmond knocks out Jack Holmes, Kilburn Wells, England
  • Jul 26 Naples/Calabria struck by Earthquake; about 26,000 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 5 Robert FitzRoy, British naval officer and scientist, born in Ampton, Suffolk, England (d. 1865)
  • Jul 9 Henry John Gauntlett, English organist and composer, born in Wellington, Shropshire (d. 1876)
  • Jul 26 Constantino Brumidi, Greek-Italian-American historical artist (Myrtle Murdock), born in Rome (d. 1880)
  • Jul 29 Alexis de Tocqueville, French statesman/writer (Democracy in America)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Georg Ritschel, composer, dies at 60
  • Jul 9 Georg W "Franz" Panzer, German vicar/librarian, dies at 76