On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1819

Day of the Week: Sunday

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)