On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1822

Historical Events

  • Denmark Vesey (aka Telemaque), accused of planning a slave rebellion in South Carolina, dies by hanging at approximately 55

Famous Birthdays

  • Douglas Strutt Galton, English engineer (rails/trains), born in Hadzor House, Worcestershire, England (d. 1899)

Famous Deaths

  • Denmark Vesey, American carpenter and ex-slave who planned an unsuccessful slave revolt in Charleston, South Carolina, hanged with 5 others at Blake's Landing, Charleston, South Carolina at about 55
1822 Highlights

About July 2, 1822

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 200 years and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer