July 1844 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 3 The last pair of Great Auks is killed.
  • Jul 27 Fire destroys US mint at Charlotte, North Carolina

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 1 Verney L Cameroon, English explorer (Tanganyika)
  • Jul 8 Mary Johnson Lincoln, educator (Boston Cooking School)
  • Jul 11 Peter I Karadjordjevic, King of Serbia/Yugoslavia
  • Jul 22 William Archibald Spooner, reverend/inventor (spoonerisms), born in London, England

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 25 Thomas Eakins, American artist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Painter Thomas Eakins
Thomas Eakins
  • Jul 28 Gerard Manley Hopkins, English poet (Windhover), born in Stratford, London (d. 1889)
  • Jul 31 Ignazio Guidi, Italian orientalist and archaeologist, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1935)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 11 Evgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet (b. 1800)
  • Jul 12 Charles-Louis Panckoucke, French publisher, dies at 63
  • Jul 15 Claude Charles Fauriel, French historian (b. 1772)
  • Jul 23 Christian Gobrecht, 4th US chief engraver (1840-44), dies in office
  • Jul 27 John Dalton, English physicist and chemist (molecular theorist), dies at 77
  • Jul 28 Joseph Bonaparte, older brother of Napoleon I and King of Naples and Spain (b. 1768)