Historical Events in July 1868

  • Jul 4 Battle at Ueno, Japan: last Tokugawa armies defeated
  • Jul 4 Maori leader Te Kooti and 300 of his followers captured the schooner Rifleman in the Chatham Islands and sail for New Zealand; landing at Whareongaonga six days later
  • Jul 7 Ed Pooley takes 12 dismissals as keeper in match Surrey v Sussex
  • Jul 9 1st African American cabinet member in South Carolina, Francis L Cardozo as Secretary of State
  • Jul 13 Oscar J Dunn, former slave, installed as Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana
  • Jul 14 Alvin J Fellows patents tape measure
  • Jul 20 1st use of tax stamps on cigarettes
  • Jul 25 US Congress forms Wyoming Territory (Dakota, Utah & Idaho)

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Jul 28 US Secretary of State William H. Seward announces 14th Amendment ratified by states, grants citizenship to ex-slaves

US Secretary of State William H. Seward
US Secretary of State
William H. Seward