On This Day

July 1821 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 28 Peru declares independence from Spain (National Day)

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 6 Edward Pettus, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Athens, Alabama (d. 1907)
  • Jul 8 Jozef Lies, Flemish painter, born in Antwerp (d. 1865)
  • Jul 8 William Harvey Lamb Wallace, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Urbana, Ohio (d. 1862)
  • Jul 10 Christopher Columbus Augur, American Major General (Union Army), born in Kendall, New York (d. 1898)
  • Jul 12 Daniel Harvey Hill, Confederate General (American Civil War), born in York District, South Carolina (d. 1889)

Nathan Bedford Forrest

Jul 13 Nathan Bedford Forrest, American slave trader, Confederate lieutenant general and KKK Grand Wizard, born in Chapel Hill, Tennessee (d. 1877)

Mary Baker Eddy

Jul 16 Mary Baker Eddy, American founder of the religious movement, Christian Science (Science & Health), born in Bow, New Hampshire (d. 1910)

  • Jul 21 Vasile Alecsandri, Romanian foreign minister, diplomat and poet, born in Bacau, Moldova (d. 1890)

Bill the Butcher

Jul 24 William Poole, American gang member (New York City's Bowery Boys), born in Sussex County, New Jersey (d. 1855)


Deaths in History

  • Jul 4 Richard Cosway, English portrait painter, dies at 78
  • Jul 21 Maurice J M prince de Broglie, bishop of Ghent, dies at about 55