On This Day

Birthdays in History in July 1803

  • Jul 12 Peter Chanel, French priest and saint, born in Montrevel-en-Bresse, Ain, France (d. 1841)
  • Jul 24 Alexander Jackson Davis, American architect (gothic revivalist), born in NYC, New York (d. 1892)

Person of interestJohn Ericsson

Jul 31 John Ericsson, Swedish-American inventor (screw propeller, rotating turret), born in LĂ„ngban, Sweden

Mechanical Inventor John Ericsson
Mechanical Inventor
John Ericsson