On This Day

Events in History in July 1859

  • Jul 1 Balloon covers a record 809 miles over St Louis
  • Jul 5 Capt N C Brooks discovers Midway Islands
  • Jul 8 King Charles XV/Carl IV accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway
  • Jul 11 Big Ben's second and current bell first chimes from inside the Clock Tower [1]
  • Jul 12 Paper bag manufacturing machine patents by William Goodale, Massachusetts