Historical Events in July 1836

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Jul 1 US President Andrew Jackson announces to Congress bequest by James Smithson of 100,000 gold sovereigns to found institution in Washington.

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • Jul 4 Wisconsin Territory forms

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Jul 8 Charles Darwin reaches Saint Helena in HMS Beagle and takes up lodgings near the tomb of Napoleon

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • Jul 13 US patent #1 (after 9,957 unnumbered patents), for locomotive wheels
  • Jul 19 HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin arrives in Ascension Island
  • Jul 21 1st Canadian RR opens, between Laprairie and St John, Quebec
  • Jul 27 The ship the "Duke of York" arrives with the first colonists at Nepean Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia
  • Jul 29 Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris
  • Jul 30 First English language newspaper published in Hawaii