On This Day

What Happened in July 1827

Historical Events

  • Jul 4 Slavery abolished in New York
  • Jul 23 1st US swimming school opens (Boston, Massachusetts)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 7 James Murrell Shackelford, American lawyer, judge, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Lincoln County, Kentucky (d. 1909)
  • Jul 7 William Montague Browne, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Jul 17 Frederick Able, English chemist and inventor (cordiet), born in Woolwich, England (d. 1902)
  • Jul 18 Pierre-Lambert Goossens, Belgian archbishop of Mechelen and Cardinal Primate of Belgium, born in Perk, Steenokkerzeel, Belgium (d. 1906)
  • Jul 19 Mangal Pandey, Indian Sepoy (soldier) in the 34th Bengal Native Infantry (B.N.I.) regiment of the British East India Company, born in Nagwa, Ballia district, India (d. 1857)
  • Jul 23 Pieter Caland, Dutch hydraulic engineer (New Waterway), born in Zierikzee, Zeeland, Netherlands (d. 1902)
  • Jul 24 Julius A. De Lagnel, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1912)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 14 Augustin-Jean Fresnel, French physicist (optics), dies at 39