On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1850

Historical Events

  • Benjamin Lane patents gas mask with a breathing apparatus

Famous Deaths

Robert Peel

Robert Peel, British politician, British Prime Minister (1834-5, 1841-46) founder of the Conservative Party and London Police (called Bobbies after him), dies at 62

1850 Highlights

About July 2, 1850

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 171 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer