What Happened in July 1836

Historical Events


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Jul 1 US President Andrew Jackson announces to Congress bequest by James Smithson of 100,000 gold sovereigns to found institution in Washington.

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • Jul 4 Wisconsin Territory forms

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Jul 8 Charles Darwin reaches Saint Helena in HMS Beagle and takes up lodgings near the tomb of Napoleon

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • Jul 13 US patent #1 (after 9,957 unnumbered patents), for locomotive wheels
  • Jul 19 HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin arrives in Ascension Island
  • Jul 21 1st Canadian RR opens, between Laprairie and St John, Quebec
  • Jul 27 Adelaide, South Australia, founded
  • Jul 29 Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris
  • Jul 30 First English language newspaper published in Hawaii

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 2 Henry Eugene Davies, American writer, public official, lawyer, and Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1894)
  • Jul 8 Joseph Chamberlain, British minister of Commerce/Colonies
  • Jul 9 Camille de Renesse, Belgian count (d. 1904)
  • Jul 11 Carlos Gomes, composer
  • Jul 20 Thomas C Allbutt, English physiologist (Diseases of the Heart)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 5 English engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel marries Mary Elizabeth Horsley


Famous Deaths

  • Jul 26 Jose Melchor Gomiz y Colomer, composer, dies at 45