What Happened in July 1841

Historical Events

  • Jul 3 John Couch Adams decides to determine position of an unknown planet by irregularities it causes in the motion of Uranus
  • Jul 5 Thomas Cook opens first travel agency
  • Jul 17 British humorous and satirical magazine "Punch" first published; it finally closed in 2002

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 4 Edward Gailliard, Flemish linguist and archaeologist, born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 1922)
  • Jul 5 William C. Whitney, American financier and 31st United States Secretary of the Navy, born in Conway, Massachusetts (d. 1904)
  • Jul 9 Carl Lumbye, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1911)
  • Jul 11 DaniĆ«l de Lange, Dutch composer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1918)
  • Jul 11 William Paul Roberts, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Gates County, North Carolina (d. 1910)
  • Jul 13 Otto Wagner, Austrian architect (d. 1918)
  • Jul 23 Edmund John Armstrong, Irish poet, born in Dublin (d. 1865)
  • Jul 24 Raimundo Madrazo y Garreta, Spanish Realistic painter, born in Rome (d. 1920)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 27 Mikhail Lermontov, Russian poet and writer (Demon & other poems), dies at 26