On This Day

Historical Events in July 1800

  • Jul 8 Dr Benjamin Waterhouse gives 1st cowpox vaccination in the US to his son to prevent smallpox
  • Jul 9 Mt Vernon Gardens becomes site of 1st summer theater in US
  • Jul 10 The British Indian Government establishes the Fort William College to promote Urdu, Hindi and other vernaculars of sub continent
  • Jul 28 Thames River Police established by act of British parliament, replacing earlier Marine Police (1798-1800) - world's oldest continuously serving police force