On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1862

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

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Alexander II of Russia grants Jews right to publish books

Tsar of Russia Alexander II
Tsar of Russia
Alexander II
  • Battle at Booneville Mississippi: Confederate superior power driven out
  • Battle of Malvern Hill [Poindexter's Farm], day 7 of 7 days battles, Union forces repel Confederate attack, Tactical Union victory (US Civil War)
  • Congress outlaws polygamy for the 1st time
  • The Russian State Library is founded in Moscow
  • US Internal Revenue Law imposes 1st federal taxes on inheritance, tobacco and on incomes over $600 (progressive rate)