Historical Events in July 1814

  • Jul 3 Americans capture Fort Erie, Canada (War of 1812)
  • Jul 5 Americans defeat British and Canadians at Chippewa, Ontario
  • Jul 7 Walter Scott's novel "Waverley" published

Historic Publication

Jul 17 Matthew Flinders publishes "A Voyage to Terra Australis", detailing his circumnavigation of Australia, first to name the continent Australia. He dies a day later. [1]

  • Jul 18 British capture Prairie du Chien (Wisconsin)
  • Jul 25 Battle of Niagara Falls (Lundy's Lane); Americans defeat British

Railroad History

Jul 25 English engineer George Stephenson introduces his first steam locomotive, a travelling engine designed for hauling coal on the Killingworth wagonway named Bl├╝cher