On This Day

Historical Events in July 1841

  • Jul 1 Mammoth Cave National Park established with 45,310 acres, including world's largest cave network in Kentucky, US [1]
  • Jul 3 John Couch Adams decides to determine position of an unknown planet by irregularities it causes in the motion of Uranus
  • Jul 5 Thomas Cook opens first travel agency
  • Jul 17 British humorous and satirical magazine "Punch" first published; it finally closed in 2002
  • Jul 18 Pedro II, aged 15-years old, formally crowned Emperor of Brazil after a 10-year regency