On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1862

Historical Events

  • Lincoln signs act granting land for state agricultural colleges

Famous Birthdays

  • William Henry Bragg, English physicist (Nobel 1915-analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays), born in Westward, Cumberland, England (d. 1942)
1862 Highlights

About July 2, 1862

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer