What Happened in July 1843

Historical Events


  • Jul 5 Committee of 9 appointed to establish civil government in Oregon Country

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 12 Mormon leader Joseph Smith says God allows polygamy

Religious Leader Joseph Smith Jr
Religious Leader
Joseph Smith Jr

/flags/united kingdomSS Great Britain

Jul 19 The steamship SS Great Britain is launched, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, is the first ocean-going craft with an iron hull or screw propeller and the largest vessel afloat in the world
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Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 5 Mandell Creighton, British historian and a bishop of the Church of England, born in Carlisle, Cumbria, England (d. 1901)

Person of interestCamillo Golgi

Jul 7 Camillo Golgi, Italian physician and medical researcher (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1906), born in Corteno, Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia, Austrian Empire (d. 1926)

Physician and Nobel Laureate Camillo Golgi
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Camillo Golgi
  • Jul 29 Johannes Schmidt, German linguist (d. 1901)
  • Jul 31 Peter Rosegger, Austrian poet and Nobel Prize laureate, born in Krieglach, Austria (d. 1918)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 2 Samuel Hahnemann, German physician, originator of homeopathy, dies at 88
  • Jul 9 Washington Allston, US painter/author, dies at 63
  • Jul 16 Hubert MAJ van Asch van Wijck, politician, dies at 68
  • Jul 25 Charles Macintosh, Scottish chemist and inventor (b. 1766)