On This Day

Historical Events in July 1855

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Jul 4 In Brooklyn, New York, the first edition of Walt Whitman's book of poems, "Leaves of Grass" is published

Poet and Nurse Walt Whitman
Poet and Nurse
Walt Whitman
  • Jul 20 1st train from Rotterdam to Utrecht in Netherlands
  • Jul 31 Hottest July in Stockholm since at least 1756 (21.4°C avg)