On This Day

What Happened in July 1824

Historical Events

Historic Publication

Jul 24 Harrisburg Pennsylvanian newspaper publishes results of 1st public opinion poll, with a clear lead for Andrew Jackson

  • Jul 25 Costa Rica annexes Guanacaste from Nicaragua.

Music History

Jul 30 Gioachino Rossini becomes manager of Theatre Italian, Paris


Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 7 Alfred Pleasonton, American Major General (Union Army), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1897)
  • Jul 8 Waldimir "Kriz" Krzyzanowski, Polish-American engineer, politician, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland (d. 1887)
  • Jul 10 Rudolf von Bennigsen, German lawyer and politician, born in Lüneburg, Hanover (d. 1902)
  • Jul 11 Adolphe-Abraham Samuel, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1898)
  • Jul 12 Eugène Boudin, French painter (beach scenes), born in Honfleur, France (d. 1898)
  • Jul 20 Alexander Schimmelfennig, Prussian-American political revolutionary and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Bromberg, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1865)
  • Jul 23 Gabriel C. Wharton, American civil engineer and Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Culpeper County, Virginia (d. 1906)
  • Jul 25 Richard James Oglesby, American politician and Major General (Union Army), born in Oldham County, Kentucky (d. 1899)
  • Jul 25 George B. Vashon, American, lawyer, academic and poet, first African American lawyer in NY, born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania (d. 1878)
  • Jul 28 Jacopo Foroni, Italian opera composer (I gladiatori; Advokathen Panthelin), and conductor, born in Verona, Italy (d. 1858)
  • Jul 30 Eugenio Terziani, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1889)

Famous Deaths

ExecutionAgustín de Iturbide

Jul 19 Agustín de Iturbide [crowned Agustin I], Mexican army general, politician and the 1st emperor of Mexico is executed by firing squad at 40

  • Jul 20 Joan Melchior Kemper, Dutch lawyer (designed civil code law book), dies at 48