On This Day

What Happened on July 14, 1868

Historical Events

  • Alvin J. Fellows of New Haven, Connecticut patents the tape measure

Famous Birthdays

Gertrude Bell

Gertrude Bell, British archaeologist (Desert & The Sown), born in Washington Hall, County Durham, England (d. 1926)

1868 Highlights

About July 14, 1868

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 153 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer