On This Day

Historical Events in July 1796

  • Jul 4 1st Independence Day celebration is held
  • Jul 8 US State Department issues 1st US passport

InventionScientific Discovery

Jul 10 Carl Friedrich Gauss discovers that every positive integer is representable as a sum of at most three triangular numbers

Mathematician, Astronomer and Physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss
Mathematician, Astronomer and Physicist
Carl Friedrich Gauss
  • Jul 22 Cleveland, Ohio, founded by General Moses Cleaveland. Originally called 'Cleaveland', the public adopted the current name after a newspaper editor noticed the name was too long to fit on the page.