On This Day

July 1846 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 9 Captain Montgomery claims Yerba Buena (San Francisco) for US
  • Jul 9 The territory of the District of Columbia south of the Potomac River (39 mi² or about 100 km²) is returned to Virginia through an Act of Congress
  • Jul 21 Mormons found 1st English settlement in California (San Joaquin Valley)

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 11 Léon Bloy, French novelist and essayist, born in Périgueux, France (d. 1917)
  • Jul 19 Charles Edward Pickering, American astronomer and pioneered American spectroscopist, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1919)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 24 Louis Napoléon Bonaparte, French King of the Netherlands (1806-10), dies at 67