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What Happened on July 4, 1855

Historical Events


Book releaseHistoric Publication

In Brooklyn, New York, the first edition of Walt Whitman's book of poems, "Leaves of Grass" is published

Poet and Nurse Walt Whitman
Poet and Nurse
Walt Whitman

1855 Highlights

About July 4, 1855

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 165 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer