On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1829

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Cornerstone laid for 2nd US mint at Chestnut and Juniper St, Philadelphia, the "Grecian Temple"
  • The first London bus "omnibus", operated by George Shillibeer, begins service between Marylebone Road and Bank Junction

Famous Birthdays

  • Hermann Kotzschmar, German-American composer, born in Finsterwalde, Germany (d. 1909)