On This Day

What Happened in July 1815

Historical Events

Historic Event

Jul 9 King Louis XVIII leaves Ghent for France

Historic Event

Jul 9 Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord takes office as the first Prime Minister of France

Victory in Battle

Jul 15 Napoleon surrenders to Captain Frederick Maitland of HMS Bellerophon at Rochefort after his earlier defeat at the Battle of Waterloo

  • Jul 15 1st flat horse race held at English race track Cheltenham on Nottingham Hill

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 13 James Alexander Seddon, politician and lawyer (Confederate Secretary of War, 1862-65), born in Falmouth, Virginia (d. 1880)
  • Jul 21 Stewart Van Vliet, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Ferrisburgh, Vermont (d. 1901)
  • Jul 24 Arnaud-Michel d'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1893)
  • Jul 28 Stefan Dunjov, Banat Bulgarian military figure (d. 1889)
  • Jul 30 Thomas Jackson Rodman, American Brevet Brigadier General (Union Army), inventor of the rodman gun and perforated-cake gunpowder, born in Salem, Indiana (d. 1871)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 6 Samuel Whitbread, English politician, dies at 51