What Happened in July 1857

Historical Events

  • Jul 16 Sir Henry Havelock arrives at Battle of Cawnpore
  • Jul 18 Louis Faidherbe, French governor of Senegal, arrives to relieve French forces at Kayes, effectively ending El Hajj Umar Tall's war against the French

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Roger Connor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (career HR record 138 stood for 23 years), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1931)
  • Jul 2 Francesco Spetrino, composer
  • Jul 5 Clara Zetkin, German feminist, Socialist, and Communist leader, born in Wiederau, Saxony (d. 1933)
  • Jul 8 Rudolf Dellinger, composer
  • Jul 8 Alfred Binet, French child psychologist who invented the first practical IQ test (Binet–Simon test), born in Nice, France (d. 1911)
  • Jul 9 Frederick II, Grand Duke of Baden (1907-18), born in Karlsruhe, Grand Duchy of Baden (d. 1928)
  • Jul 11 Iacob Muresianu, Romanian composer, born in Blaj, judetul Alba, Romania (d. 1917)
  • Jul 14 Maytag, inventor (washing machine)
  • Jul 21 A S C Wallis, [Adele SC von Antal-Opzoomer], Dutch writer
  • Jul 24 Henrik Pontoppidan, Danish writer (Promised Country, Nobel 1917), born in Fredericia, Denmark (d. 1943)
  • Jul 25 Frank Sprague, American inventor who installed the first U.S. electric trolley system in Richmond, Virgina, born in Milford, Connecticut (d. 1934)
  • Jul 27 E. A. Wallis Budge, English orientalist and museum curator (British Museum), born in Bodmin, Cornwall, England (d. 1934)
  • Jul 27 José Celso Barbosa, Puerto Rican physician, sociologist and political leader, born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico (d. 1921)
  • Jul 28 Ballington Booth, Brighouse, England, Officer in The Salvation Army and co-founder of Volunteers of America
  • Jul 30 Thorstein Veblen, American economist (Theory of the Leisure Class-1899), born in Cato, Wisconsin (d. 1929)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 16 Confederate general Thomas Jackson (33) weds Mary Anna Morrison in Lincoln County

Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Confederate General
Stonewall Jackson

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 27 Emperor of Mexico Maximilian I (25) weds princess Charlotte of Belgium (17) in Brussels

Emperor of Mexico Maximilian I
Emperor of Mexico
Maximilian I

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 2 Carlo Pisacane, Italian patriot (b. 1818)
  • Jul 4 William L. Marcy, American statesman (b. 1786)
  • Jul 15 Carl Czerny, Austrian pianist/composer, dies at 66
  • Jul 16 Pierre-Jean de Baranger, poet, dies
  • Jul 19 Stefano Franscini, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1796)
  • Jul 25 Joseph Napoleon Ney, French politician, dies at 54
  • Jul 29 Charles Lucien Bonaparte, French prince of Canino and Musignano, dies at 54
  • Jul 29 Thomas Dick, Scottish scientific teacher and writer (b. 1774)