What Happened on July 26, 1863

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Salineville Ohio, John Hunt Morgan and 364 troops surrender

Famous Birthdays

  • Jāzeps Vītols, Latvian composer, born in Valmiera, Russian Empire (d. 1948)
  • 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 interestSam Houston

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