July 1850 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 At least 626 ships lie at anchor around San Francisco Bay
  • Jul 2 Benjamin Lane patents gas mask with a breathing apparatus
  • Jul 7 Scottish explorer Edward Eyre reaches Albany, Western Australia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 10 Millard Fillmore sworn in as President of US (replacing Taylor)

13th US President Millard Fillmore
13th US President
Millard Fillmore
  • Jul 12 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts establishment of Provincial States
  • Jul 14 1st public demonstration of ice made by refrigeration by Florida physician John Gorrie
  • Jul 15 John Wisden bowls all 10 South batsmen, North v South at Lord's
  • Jul 17 Harvard Observatory takes 1st photograph of a star (Vega)
  • Jul 19 Airship Elizabeth leaves in storm for Fire Island, crashes (42 die)
  • Jul 23 17th Postmaster General: Nathan K Hall of NY takes office
  • Jul 25 Gold discovered in Oregon (Rogue River)

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 11 Annie Armstrong, American missionary leader (d. 1938)
  • Jul 12 Otto Schoetensack, German anthropologist (d. 1912)
  • Jul 15 Francesca Xavier Cabrini, [Mother Cabrini], 1st US saint
  • Jul 18 Rose Hartwick Thorpe, American poet (d. 1939)

Deaths in History


Person of interestRobert Peel

Jul 2 Robert "Bobbie" Peel, British PM/founder London Police, dies at 62

British Prime Minister Robert Peel
British Prime Minister
Robert Peel
  • Jul 4 William Kirby, English entomologist (b. 1759)
  • Jul 8 Prince Adolphus, 1st Duke of Cambridge (b. 1774)
  • Jul 9 Sajjid Ali Mohammed Bab, Persian founder of Babism

Person of interestZachary Taylor

Jul 9 Zachary Taylor, 12th US President (1849-50), dies in the White House at 65

12th US President Zachary Taylor
12th US President
Zachary Taylor
  • Jul 14 August Neander, German theologian (b. 1789)
  • Jul 19 Giovanni Ossoli, Italian marquis/revolutionary, drowned
  • Jul 19 [Sarah] Margaret Fuller Ossoli, US feminist/revolutionary, dies