On This Day

Birthdays in History in July 1849

  • Jul 2 Maria Theresa of Austria-Este, Queen of Bavaria, born in Brno, Austrian Empire (d. 1919)
  • Jul 5 William T. Stead, British newspaper editor (The Pall Mall Gazette - exposed child prostitution), born in Embleton, England (d. 1912)
  • Jul 12 William Osler, Canadian physician and author (circulatory system), born in Bond Head, Province of Canada (1919)
  • Jul 19 François Victor Alphonse Aulard, French historian, born in Montbron, France (d. 1928)
  • Jul 19 Ferdinand Brunetière, French writer and critic, born in Toulon, Var, France (d. 1906)
  • Jul 20 Robert Anderson Van Wyck, Mayor of New York City (d. 1918)

Person of interestEmma Lazarus

Jul 22 Emma Lazarus, Americn poet ("New Colossus" - on the base of Statue of Liberty), born in NYC, New York

  • Jul 27 John Hopkinson, British physicist and electrical engineer (Hopkinson's Law), born in Manchester (d. 1898)
  • Jul 29 Max Nordau, Austrian author and Zionist leader (d. 1923)