July 1854 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 6 1st Republican state convention (Jackson, Michigan)
  • Jul 13 US forces shell & 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.

1stHistoric Invention

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

Inventor Walter Hunt
Walter Hunt

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 4 Victor BabeĊŸ, Romanian bacteriologist (d. 1926)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman
  • Jul 19 Daniel Josephus Jitta, Dutch High Court lawyer
  • 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 F Eichhorn, German law historian, dies at 72
  • Jul 6 Georg Ohm, German physicist and mathematician (Ohm's law), dies at 65
  • Jul 18 Abbas Hilmi I, viceroy of Egypt, dies at about 41