On This Day

What Happened in July 1835

Historical Events


USALiberty Bell

Jul 8 Liberty Bell cracks (again)
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The Liberty Bell on its ornate stand, 1872
The Liberty Bell on its ornate stand, 1872
  • Jul 9 St Etienne-Lyons railway opens in France

InventionHistoric Invention

Jul 13 Swedish-American inventor John Ericsson files for a patent for his screw propeller design

Mechanical Inventor John Ericsson
Mechanical Inventor
John Ericsson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 22 Smolny Cathedral in Saint Petersburg, Russia is consecrated, originally commissioned by Elizabeth of Russia

Empress of Russia Elizabeth of Russia
Empress of Russia
Elizabeth of Russia
  • Jul 25 Ibrahim Pasha's army attacks Jewish settlers of Hebron Palestine
  • Jul 26 1st sugar cane plantation started in Hawaii
  • Jul 29 1st sugar plantation in Hawaii begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 10 Henryk Wieniawski, Polish violinist and composer (Souv de Moscou), born in Lubin, Poland (d. 1880)
  • Jul 27 Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer and Nobel Prize Laureate 1906 regarded as the official national poet of modern Italy, born in Pietrasanta, Italy (d. 1907)
  • Jul 28 Jose Garcia Robles, Spanish composer, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1910))
  • Jul 31 Henri Brisson, French statesman (d. 1912)
  • Jul 31 Paul du Chaillu, French explorer (d. 1903)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 8 Mathematician Ada Lovelace [Ada Byron] (19) weds Earl of Lovelace, William King (30)

Mathematician and Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace
Mathematician and Computer Programmer
Ada Lovelace

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJohn Marshall

Jul 6 John Marshall, 4th Chief Justice of the United States (1801-35), dies at 79

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States John Marshall
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
John Marshall
  • Jul 28 Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier, French marshal (b. 1768)