Historical Events in July 1847

  • Jul 1 1st US postage stamps go on sale, 5 cent Franklin and 10 cent Washington, NYC
  • Jul 2 Envelope bearing 1st US 10 cent stamps used (still exists today)

Historic Event

Jul 10 Urbain Le Leverrier and John Couch Adams, co-discoverers of Neptune, meet for 1st time at home of John Herschel

  • Jul 20 German astronomer Theodor discovers Comet Brorsen-Metcalf

Historic Event

Jul 24 Brigham Young and his Mormon followers arrive at Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Jul 24 Rotary-type printing press patents received by Richard March Hoe, NYC
  • Jul 26 Moses Gerrish Farmer builds 1st miniature train for children to ride
  • Jul 26 The Liberian Declaration of Independence is signed making Liberia a sovereign nation, independent from the American Colonization Society
  • Jul 29 Cumberland School of Law founded in Lebanon, Tennessee, USA. At the end of 1847 only 15 law schools exist in the United States