July 1860 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 9 Temperature hits 115°F in Fort Scott and 112°F in Topeka, Kansas
  • Jul 19 1st railroad reaches Kansas
  • Jul 25 1st US intercollegiate billiard match (Harvard vs Yale)

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 3 Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American feminist, writer and lecturer for social reform, born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1935)
  • Jul 5 Robert Bacon, American politician (39th United States Secretary of State), born in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts (d. 1919)
  • Jul 11 Johannes van Laar, Dutch chemist (thermodynamics), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1938)
  • Jul 16 Otto Jespersen, Danish linguist, born in Randers, Denmark (d. 1943)

Person of interestLizzie Borden

Jul 19 Lizzie Borden, American woman acquitted of the murder of her parents (gave her mother forty whacks), born in Fall River, Massachusetts (d. 1927)

Acquitted Murderer Lizzie Borden
Acquitted Murderer
Lizzie Borden
  • Jul 20 Johannes Walter, German geologist (Denudation of the Wilderness)
  • Jul 24 Alphonse Mucha, Czech Nouveau painter and artist, born in Ivančice, Margraviate of Moravia, Austrian Empire (now Czech Republic) (d. 1939)
  • Jul 25 Princess Louise Margaret, Duchess of Connaught, born in Potsdam, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1917)
  • Jul 26 Philippe J Bunau-Varilla, French engineer (Colombia-Panama), born in Paris (d. 1940)
  • Jul 28 Elias M. Ammons, governor of Colorado, born in Macon County, North Carolina (d. 1925)
  • Jul 28 Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia, born in Peterhof Palace, Empire of Russia (d. 1922)
  • Jul 31 Mary Vaux Walcott, American artist and naturalist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1940)

Deaths in History


Person of interestCharles Goodyear

Jul 1 Charles Goodyear, American chemist and manufacturing engineer who invented the vulcanization process for rubber, dies at 59

Chemist and Inventor Charles Goodyear
Chemist and Inventor
Charles Goodyear
  • Jul 13 John Ackersdijk, Dutch state house builder, dies at 69