What Happened on July 26, 1863

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Salineville OH, John Hunt Morgan & 364 troops surrender

Famous Birthdays

  • Jazeps Witols, composer
  • Paul Walden, Latvian chemist (Walden inversion, room-temperature ionic liquid, ethylammonium nitrate), born in Rozulas, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire (d. 1957)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sam Houston, 1st President of Republic of Texas (1836-38, 1841-44) who helped bring Texas into the United States as a constituent state, dies at 70

Texan Revolutionary Sam Houston
Texan Revolutionary
Sam Houston