What Happened in July 1812

Historical Events

  • Jul 11 US invades Canada (Detroit frontier)
  • Jul 12 US forces led by General Hull invade Canada (War of 1812)
  • Jul 22 Duke of Wellington defeats French at Battle of Salamanca, Spain

Victory in Battle

Jul 23 Battle of Mogilev: first significant fighting during Napoleon's invasion of Russia results in minor French victory

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Willem J d'Ablaing van Giessenburg, Dutch genealogist and heraldicus
  • Jul 15 Benno Adam, German animal painter, born in Munich (d. 1892)
  • Jul 15 James Hope-Scott, English barrister (d. 1873)
  • Jul 27 Thomas Lanier Clingman, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Huntsville, North Carolina (d. 1897)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 14 Christian G. Heyne, German scholar and archaeologist, dies at 82
  • Jul 24 Joseph Schuster, composer, dies at 63