On This Day

July 1822 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 2 Denmark Vesey (aka Telemaque), accused of planning a slave rebellion in South Carolina, dies by hanging at approximately 55
  • Jul 8 Chippewas turn over huge tract of land in Ontario to the United Kingdom
  • Jul 14 Date planned for the slave revolt in Charleston, South Carolina by Denmark Vesey and Peter Poyas (plot already uncovered in June)

Royal Coronation

Jul 25 General Agustin de Iturbide crowned Agustin I, 1st Emperor of Mexico

  • Jul 30 James Varick becomes 1st bishop of African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 2 Douglas Strutt Galton, English engineer (rails/trains), born in Hadzor House, Worcestershire, England (d. 1899)
  • Jul 19 Princess Augusta of Cambridge, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and granddaughter of George III, born in Palace of Montbrillant, Hanover (d. 1916)

Gregor Mendel

Jul 20 Gregor Mendel, Austrian monk and geneticist (discoverer of laws of heredity), born in Heinzendorf, Austria (d. 1884)

  • Jul 22 Hamilton Prioleau Bee, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) (d. 1897)
  • Jul 22 John George Walker, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Jefferson City, Missouri (d. 1893)
  • Jul 23 Darius Nash Couch, American businessman, naturalist, and Major General (Union Army), born in (d. 1897)
  • Jul 25 Schuyler Hamilton, American Major General (Union Army), born in Putnam County, New York (d. 1903)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 2 Denmark Vesey, American carpenter and ex-slave who planned an unsuccessful slave revolt in Charleston, South Carolina, hanged with 5 others at Blake's Landing, Charleston, South Carolina at about 55
  • Jul 8 Percy Bysshe Shelley, English romantic poet (Adonais; Prometheus Unbound), drowns at 29