What Happened in July 1822

Historical Events

  • Jul 8 Chippewas turn over huge tract of land in Ontario to the United Kingdom
  • Jul 14 Slave revolt in South Carolina under Denmark Vesey/Peter Poyas

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 25 General Agustin de Iturbide crowned Agustin I, 1st Emperor of Mexico

1st Emperor of Mexico Agustín de Iturbide
1st Emperor of Mexico
Agustín de Iturbide

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Jul 26 Secret meeting of Simón Bolívar & Jose de San Martin

Military and Political Leader Simón Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simón Bolívar
Revolutionary Leader José de San Martín
Revolutionary Leader
José de San Martín
  • Jul 30 James Varick becomes 1st bishop of Afr Meth Episcopal Zion Church

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 2 Douglas Strutt Galton, English engineer (rails/trains)
  • Jul 16 Luigi Arditi, violinist/composer
  • Jul 19 Augusta of Cambridge, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1916)

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Jul 20 Gregor Mendel, Austrian monk and geneticist (discoverer of laws of heredity), born in Heinzendorf, Austria (d. 1884)

Monk/Geneticist Gregor Mendel
Monk/Geneticist
Gregor Mendel
  • Jul 21 Ludwig Theodore Gouvy, composer
  • Jul 22 Hamilton Prioleau Bee, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) (d. 1897)
  • Jul 22 John George Walker, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Jefferson City, Missouri (d. 1893)
  • Jul 23 Darius Nash Couch, American businessman, naturalist, and Major General (Union Army), born in (d. 1897)
  • Jul 25 Schuyler Hamilton, American Major General (Union Army), born in Putnam County, New York (d. 1903)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 2 Denmark Vesey, & 5 aides hanged at Blake's Landing, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Jul 8 Percy Bysshe Shelley, English romantic poet (Prometheus unbound), drowns at 29
  • Jul 27 Joseph Supries, composer, dies at 60