On This Day

July 1854 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 6 1st Republican state convention held in Jackson, Michigan
  • Jul 13 US forces shell and burn San Juan del Norte, Nicaragua
  • Jul 13 In the Battle of Guaymas, Mexico, General Jose Maria Yanez stops the French invasion led by Count Gaston de Raousset Boulbon

Historic Invention

Jul 25 Walter Hunt is awarded the first U.S. patent for a paper shirt collar


Birthdays in History

  • Jul 4 Victor Babeş, Romanian physician and bacteriologist, born in Vienna, Austrian Empire (d. 1926)

George Eastman

Jul 12 George Eastman, American inventor (Kodak camera, founder of the Eastman Kodak Company), born in Waterville, New York (d. 1932)

  • Jul 19 Daniel Josephus Jitta, Dutch High Court lawyer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1925)
  • Jul 29 Georg Kerschensteiner, German educator (Theory of Education)
  • Jul 31 Jose Canalejas, premier of Spain (1910-12), born in El Ferrol, Spain (d. 1912)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 4 Karl Friedrich Eichhorn, German jurist, dies at 72
  • Jul 6 Georg Ohm, German physicist and mathematician (Ohm's law), dies at 65
  • Jul 13 José María Vargas, Venezuelan doctor, botanist and 2nd President of Venezuela (1835-36), dies at 68
  • Jul 18 Abbas Hilmi I, viceroy of Egypt, dies at about 41
  • Jul 31 Samuel Wilson, American meat packer and possible namesake of Uncle Sam, dies at 87