On This Day

July 1857 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 16 Sir Henry Havelock arrives at Battle of Cawnpore
  • Jul 18 Louis Faidherbe, French governor of Senegal, arrives to relieve French forces at Kayes, effectively ending El Hajj Umar Tall's war against the French

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 5 Clara Zetkin, German feminist, Socialist, and Communist leader, born in Wiederau, Saxony (d. 1933)
  • Jul 8 Alfred Binet, French child psychologist who invented the first practical IQ test (Binet–Simon test), born in Nice, France (d. 1911)
  • Jul 9 Frederick II, Grand Duke of Baden (1907-18), born in Karlsruhe, Grand Duchy of Baden (d. 1928)
  • Jul 14 Frederick Louis Maytag, American businessman, head of Maytag, born in Elgin, Illinois (d. 1937)
  • Jul 21 A S C Wallis [Adele SC von Antal-Opzoomer], Dutch writer
  • Jul 24 Henrik Pontoppidan, Danish writer (Promised Country, Nobel 1917), born in Fredericia, Denmark (d. 1943)
  • Jul 25 Frank Sprague, American inventor who installed the first U.S. electric trolley system in Richmond, Virgina, born in Milford, Connecticut (d. 1934)
  • Jul 27 E. A. Wallis Budge, English orientalist and museum curator (British Museum), born in Bodmin, Cornwall, England (d. 1934)
  • Jul 27 José Celso Barbosa, Puerto Rican physician, sociologist and political leader, born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico (d. 1921)
  • Jul 28 Ballington Booth, British-born American officer in The Salvation Army and co-founder of Volunteers of America, born in Brighouse, England (d. 1940)
  • Jul 30 Thorstein Veblen, American economist (Theory of the Leisure Class-1899), born in Cato, Wisconsin (d. 1929)

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 16 Confederate general Thomas Jackson (33) weds Mary Anna Morrison in Lincoln County

Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Confederate General
Stonewall Jackson

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 27 Emperor of Mexico Maximilian I (25) weds princess Charlotte of Belgium (17) in Brussels

Emperor of Mexico Maximilian I
Emperor of Mexico
Maximilian I

Deaths in History

  • Jul 2 Carlo Pisacane, Italian patriot (b. 1818)
  • Jul 4 William L. Marcy, American statesman, dies at 70
  • Jul 16 Pierre-Jean de Baranger, poet, dies
  • Jul 19 Stefano Franscini, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1796)
  • Jul 25 Joseph Napoleon Ney, French politician, dies at 54
  • Jul 29 Charles Lucien Bonaparte, French prince of Canino and Musignano, dies at 54
  • Jul 29 Thomas Dick, Scottish scientific teacher and writer (b. 1774)