On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1816

Historical Events

  • French frigate "La Méduse" runs aground under incompetent leadership of Viscount of Chaumareys, 400 passengers evacuated. 150 men, 1 woman are left on "la Machine," a poorly provisioned raft. 13 days later only 15 survivors remain, inspires Théodore Géricault's painting "The Raft of the Medusa"
1816 Highlights

About July 2, 1816

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 205 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer