On This Day

July 1831 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jul 4 "America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)", with lyric by Samuel Francis Smith, has 1st public performance at Park Street Church in Boston, Massachusetts

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 18 Thomas Greatorex, English composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 24 Maria Szymanowska, Polish pianist and composer, dies of cholera at 41