Historical Events in July 1843

The Day an Alligator Fell from the Sky

Jul 2 An alligator falls from sky during a thunderstorm in Charleston, South Carolina

  • Jul 5 Committee of 9 appointed to establish civil government in Oregon Country

Historic Event

Jul 12 Mormon leader Joseph Smith says God allows polygamy

SS Great Britain

Jul 19 The steamship SS Great Britain is launched, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, is the first ocean-going craft with an iron hull or screw propeller and the largest vessel afloat in the world