On This Day

What Happened on July 9, 1856

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Guggenheim, American mining magnate and philanthropist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1930)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAmedeo Avogadro

Amedeo Avogadro, Italian scientist who contributed to molecular theory, including what is known as Avogadro's law (6.022 x 10 ^ 23), dies at 79

Scientist Amedeo Avogadro
Scientist
Amedeo Avogadro
  • James Strang, American Mormon splinter group leader, dies of his wounds three weeks after being attacked by disaffected members at 43
1856 Highlights

About July 9, 1856

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 165 years and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer