On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1819

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

William Herschel makes last telescopic observation of 1819 comet

Astronomer William Herschel
William Herschel

Famous Birthdays

  • Reuben Fenton, American merchant and politician (22nd Governor of New York), born in Carroll, New York (d. 1885)
1819 Highlights

About July 4, 1819

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 202 years and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer