Historical Events in July 1859

  • Jul 1 1st intercollegiate baseball game, Amherst beats Williams 66-32 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
  • Jul 1 Balloon covers a record 809 miles over St Louis
  • Jul 5 Capt N C Brooks discovers Midway Islands
  • Jul 8 King Charles XV/Carl IV accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway
  • Jul 12 Paper bag manufacturing machine patents by William Goodale, Massachusetts
  • Jul 22 V E Walker takes 10-74 in an innings for England v Surrey