July 1829 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 4 Cornerstone laid for 2nd US mint at Chestnut and Juniper St, Philadelphia, the "Grecian Temple"
  • Jul 4 The first London bus "omnibus", operated by George Shillibeer, begins service between Marylebone Road and Bank Junction

1st U.S. Typographer

Jul 23 William Austin Burt patents America's first "typographer" (typewriter)

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 5 Ignacio Mariscal, Mexican lawyer and diplomat (Secretary of Foreign Affairs), born in Oaxaca, Mexico (d. 1910)
  • Jul 8 Pierre Alexis de Ponson du Terrail, French serial writer (Rocambole), born in Montmaur, France (d. 1871)
  • Jul 16 Robert Brown Potter, American lawyer and Major General (Union Army), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 1887)
  • Jul 26 Auguste Beernaert, 14th Prime Minister of Belgium (1884-94) and Nobel Peace Prize laureate 1909, born in Ostend, Belgium (d. 1912)