On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1836

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

1836 Highlights

About July 1, 1836

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 185 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer