On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 1851

  • Jul 4 Martin-Joseph Mengal, Belgian composer, and educator (Royal Conservatory of Ghent, 1835-51), dies at 67
  • Jul 5 Juanita, Mexican, lynched by California gold diggers
  • Jul 6 Thomas Davenport, American inventor (invented 1st commercial electric motor), dies at 48
  • Jul 17 Béni Egressy, Hungarian composer, dies at 37