On This Day

Birthdays in History in July 1819

  • Jul 2 Thomas Anderson, Scottish chemist (discovered pyridine), born in Leith, Scotland (d. 1874)
  • Jul 4 Reuben Fenton, American merchant and politician (22nd Governor of New York), born in Carroll, New York (d. 1885)
  • Jul 6 Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke, German physician and physiologist, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1892)
  • Jul 8 Alexander Hays, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Franklin, Pennsylvania (d. 1864)
  • Jul 8 Francis Leopold McClintock, British naval officer and explorer (d. 1907)

Person of interestElias Howe

Jul 9 Elias Howe, American inventor (invented sewing machine), born in Spencer, Massachusetts (d. 1867)

Inventor Elias Howe
Inventor
Elias Howe
  • Jul 19 Gottfried Keller, German-Swiss poet and novelist, born in Zurich (d. 1890)