What Happened in July 1831

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 Admiral James C Ross reaches magnetic North Pole
  • Jul 4 "America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)" is 1st sung in Boston
  • Jul 21 Belgium gains independence from Netherlands, Leopold I made king

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 8 John Pemberton, American pharmacist (inventor of Coca-Cola), born in Knoxville, Georgia (d. 1888)

Pharmacist John Pemberton
John Pemberton
  • Jul 9 Johan P van der Kellen, Dutch stamp cutter/lithographer/writer
  • Jul 14 William Dwight, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1888)
  • Jul 17 Xianfeng, Emperor of China (d. 1861)
  • Jul 30 Helene P Blavatsky, founder (Theosophist Cooperation)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 4 James Monroe, 5th US president (1817-25), dies of heart failure and tuberculosis at 73

5th US President James Monroe
5th US President
James Monroe
  • Jul 16 Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, Russian general (b. 1763)
  • Jul 18 Thomas Greatorex, composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 21 Emil Aarestrup, Danish physician/poet (Ritornellen), dies at 55
  • Jul 24 Maria Agata Szymanowska, composer, dies at 41