On This Day

What Happened in July 1842

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 4 Gustav Ratzenhofer, Austrian sociologist and general, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1904)
  • Jul 4 Gyula Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, born in Pest (d. 1909)
  • Jul 26 Alfred Marshall, English economist (Principles of Economics), born in London, England (d. 1924)

Famous Weddings

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Jul 9 American writer "The Scarlett Letter" Nathaniel Hawthorne (38) marries painter and illustrator Sophia Peabody (33) in the Peabody's home, Boston

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 24 John Sell Cotman, landscape painter, dies
  • Jul 25 Dominique Jean Larrey, French surgeon (b. 1766)
  • Jul 28 Clemens Brentano, German poet and author (The Story of the Just Casper and Fair Annie), dies at 63