What Happened in July 1824

Historical Events


Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • Jul 25 Costa Rica annexes Guanacaste from Nicaragua.
  • Jul 30 Gioacchino 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 Benningsen, German lawyer/politician
  • Jul 11 Adolphe-Abraham Samuel, composer
  • Jul 12 Eugène Boudin, French painter (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 Colvin Wharton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (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 30 Eugenio Terziani, composer

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAgustín 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

1st Emperor of Mexico Agustín de Iturbide
1st Emperor of Mexico
Agustín de Iturbide
  • Jul 20 Joan M Kemper, lawyer (layed-out Civil Code), dies