On This Day

Historical Events in July 1829

  • Jul 4 Cornerstone laid for 2nd US mint at Chestnut and Juniper St, Philadelphia, the "Grecian Temple"
  • Jul 4 The first London bus "omnibus", operated by George Shillibeer, begins service between Marylebone Road and Bank Junction

1st U.S. Typographer

Jul 23 William Austin Burt patents America's first "typographer" (typewriter)