On This Day

July 1834 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 5 Provisional government forms in Oregon Country
  • Jul 23 HMS Beagle anchors in Bay of Valparaiso

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 1 Jadwiga Łuszczewska, Polish poet, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1908)
  • Jul 2 Hendrick Peter Godfried Quack, Dutch lawyer, economist and historian, born in Zetten, Netherlands (d. 1917)
  • Jul 10 James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American-British painter (Whistler's Mother), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 1903)
  • Jul 11 James McNeill Whistler, American artist (Whistler's Mother), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 1903)
  • Jul 16 Peter Leyten, Bishop of Breda (1885-1914) (d. 1914)
  • Jul 19 Edgar Degas, French impressionist painter, sculptor and artist (The Bellelli Family), born in Paris (d. 1917)
  • Jul 22 Daniel McCook Jr, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Carrollton, Ohio (d. 1864)
  • Jul 23 James Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1921)
  • Jul 31 Peter H Hugenholtz, Dutch reformer/founder (Free Parish)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 14 Edmond Charles Genêt, French ambassador to the United States during the French Revolution (b. 1763)

Person of interestSamuel Taylor Coleridge

Jul 25 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, British romantic poet (Rime of Ancient Mariner), dies of heart failure at 61

Poet, Critic and Philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poet, Critic and Philosopher
Samuel Taylor Coleridge