On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1862

Historical Events

  • Theodore R. Timby is granted a US patent for discharging guns in a revolving turret, using electricity

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act signed by Abraham Lincoln (not enforced)

16th US President Abraham Lincoln
16th US President
Abraham Lincoln

1862 Highlights

About July 8, 1862

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 158 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer