On This Day

Historical Events in July 1854

  • Jul 6 1st Republican state convention held in Jackson, Michigan
  • Jul 13 US forces shell and burn San Juan del Norte, Nicaragua
  • Jul 13 In the Battle of Guaymas, Mexico, General Jose Maria Yanez stops the French invasion led by Count Gaston de Raousset Boulbon

Historic Invention

Jul 25 Walter Hunt is awarded the first U.S. patent for a paper shirt collar