What Happened in July 1848

Historical Events

  • Jul 3 Slaves freed in Danish West Indies (now US Virgin Islands)
  • Jul 11 Edmund Hickly gets 1st known 10 wicket innings (Kent v England)
  • Jul 11 London's Waterloo Station opens

Conference meetingConference of Interest

Jul 19 1st US women's rights convention held in Seneca Falls NY, organised by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott

Women's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Women's Rights Activist
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Jul 19 German Parliament demands Dutch province of Limburg
  • Jul 23 Battle of Custoza-Italian War of Independence, starts
  • Jul 25 1st battle at Custozza: Austrians under Radetzky beat Italian
  • Jul 29 Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt - an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule put down by police

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 9 Robert I, Duke of Parma, last ruling Duke of Parma, born in Florence, Tuscany (d. 1907)
  • Jul 15 Vilfredo F D Pareto, Italian economist/sociologist
  • Jul 16 Henri Viotta, Dutch conductor and composer (Lexicon of Music), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1933)
  • Jul 18 W. G. [William Gilbert] Grace, Victorian England's greatest cricketer, born in Downend, Bristol, England (d. 1915)
  • Jul 19 Cornelis Adrianus Pekelharing, Dutch physician, born in Zaandam, Netherlands(d. 1922)
  • Jul 22 Adolf Friedrich V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1914)

Person of interestArthur Balfour

Jul 25 Arthur Balfour, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1902-05) and Foreign Secretary (Balfour Declaration), born in Whittingehame House, East Lothian, Scotland (d. 1930)

British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour
British Prime Minister
Arthur Balfour
  • Jul 27 Vladimir de Pachmann, Russian-German pianist
  • Jul 27 Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist, born in Buda, Hungary (d. 1919)
  • Jul 27 Friedrich Ernst Dorn, Guttstadt, Province of Prussia (now Warmia in Poland), German physicist who discovered that radon is emitted from radium
  • Jul 31 Jean Robert Planquette, French composer (Bells of Corneville), born in Paris (d. 1903)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 4 Francois Rene de Chateaubriand, French novelist (Atala)/diplomat, dies
  • Jul 22 Karl Guhr, German composer, dies at 60