July 1826 in History

Events in History

United States Declaration of Independence

Jul 4 Past presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both die on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, President John Quincy Adams calls "visible and palpable remarks of Divine Favor"

  • Jul 26 Riots in Vilnius, Lithuania cause the death of many Jews
  • Jul 30 Java prince Dipo Negoro surprise attacks Dutch colony, 82 killed

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 4 Green Clay Smith, American politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Richmond, Kentucky (d. 1895)
  • Jul 8 Benjamin Henry Grierson, American Major General (Union Army), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1911)
  • Jul 8 Robert Kingston Scott, American governor of South Carolina (1868-1872) and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (d. 1900)
  • Jul 11 Alexander Afanasyev, Russian ethnographer and folklorist, born in Boguchar, Voronezh Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1871)
  • Jul 13 Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italian chemist (Reaction of Cannizzaro)
  • Jul 21 James Gillpatrick Blunt, American physician, abolitionist, and Major General (Union Army), born in Trenton, Maine (d. 1881)

Francisco Solano López

Jul 24 Francisco Solano López, President and Dictator of Paraguay (1862-70), born in Asunción, Paraguay (d. 1870)


Deaths in History

Thomas Jefferson

Jul 4 Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States(1801-09), dies at 83

Stamford Raffles

Jul 5 Stamford Raffles, British statesman and founder of Singapore dies at 44 of apoplexy

  • Jul 8 Luther Martin, American statesman (b. 1748)
  • Jul 22 Giuseppe Piazzi, Italian astronomer (found 1st asteroid-Ceres), dies at 80
  • Jul 25 Kondraty Fyodorovich Ryleyev, Russian poet and revolutionary (b. 1795)
  • Jul 25 Pavel Ivanovich Pestel, Russian officer, hanged at 33 [OS Jul 13]