Historical Events in July 1846

  • Jul 9 Captain John B. Montgomery claims Yerba Buena (San Francisco) for US
  • Jul 9 The territory of the District of Columbia south of the Potomac River (39 mi² or about 100 km²) is returned to Virginia through an Act of Congress
  • Jul 21 Mormons found 1st English settlement in California (San Joaquin Valley)