What Happened in July 1832

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 5 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin departs Rio de Janeiro

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
  • Jul 10 President Jackson vetoed legislation to re-charter 2nd Bank of US
  • Jul 13 Source of Mississippi River discovered by American geographer Henry Schoolcraft
  • Jul 14 Opium exempted from federal tariff duty
  • Jul 24 Benjamin Bonneville leads the first wagon train across the Rocky Mountains by Wyoming's South Pass
  • Jul 25 1st railroad accident in US, Granite Railway, Quincy, Mass-1 dies
  • Jul 26 HMS Beagle anchors in Montevideo

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 6 Maximilian I of Mexico and Archduke of Austria, first and only monarch of the Second Mexican Empire, born in Vienna, Austria

Emperor of Mexico Maximilian I
Emperor of Mexico
Maximilian I
  • Jul 10 Alvan Graham Clark, American telescope maker and astronomer (d. 1897)
  • Jul 11 Charilaos Trikoupis, Greek politician (d. 1896)
  • Jul 17 Johan August Soderman, composer
  • Jul 21 Henrietta Maria Morse King, American rancher and philanthropist, born in Boonville, Missouri (d. 1925)
  • Jul 24 Johann Christoph Lauterbach, violinist
  • Jul 25 Simon Hassler, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 22 Napoleon II of France (b. 1811), son of Napoleon I dies of tuberculosis
  • Jul 30 Jean-A-C Chaptal, French chemist/Internal minister, dies