Historical Events In July - 04
Friday, 14 August 2020
1810 Phineas T Barnum, circus magnate on July - 04.
1817 On July - 04 construction on Erie Canal begins
1819 On this day in history william Herschel makes last telescopic observation of 1819 comet
1819 On July - 04 reuben Eaton Fenton, Governor (Union), died in 1885
1826 On July - 04 john Adams & Thomas Jefferson 2nd & 3rd presidents, die
1826 John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the second and third presidents of the United States, respectively, died on this day, the fiftieth anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July - 04.
1826 On this day in history green Clay Smith, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1895
1826 On July - 04 john Adams, 2nd president (1797-1801), dies at 90
1827 On July - 04 slavery abolished in NY
1828 Construction begins on Band O (Baltimore-Ohio) first US passenger RR on this day in history.
1828 On this day in history construction begins on B & O (Baltimore-Ohio) 1st US passenger RR
1828 On July - 04 james Johnston Pettigrew, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1829 On July - 04 cornerstone laid for first US mint (Chestnut & Juniper St, Phila)
1829 Cornerstone laid for 1st US mint (Chestnut & Juniper St, Phila) on this day in history.
1829 On this day in history hermann Kotzchmar, composer
1831 On this day in history james Monroe 5th president, dies
1831 On July - 04 u.S. concludes indemnity treaty with France.
1831 On July - 04 "America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)" is 1st sung in Boston
1831 James Monroe, 5th president (1817-25), dies at 73 on July - 04.
1832 "America" first sung publicly on this day in history.
1832 On this day in history "America" 1st sung publicly
1836 On July - 04 wisconsin Territory formed
1836 Wisconsin Territory forms on July - 04.
1837 On July - 04 grand Junction Railway, the world's first long-distance railway, opens between Birmingham and Liverpool.
1840 The Cunard Line's 700 ton wooden paddle steamer RMS Britannia departs from Liverpool bound for Halifax, Nova Scotia on the first transatlantic crossing with a scheduled end on this day in history.
1840 James McGranahan, composer on this day in history.
1841 On July - 04 edward Gailliard, Flemish linguist/archaeologicalist
1842 On this day in history first test of electrically operated underwater torpedo sinks gunboat Boxer
1842 On this day in history gustav Ratzenhofer, Austria, sociologist/judge/fieldmarshal
1845 Texas Congress votes for annexation to US on July - 04.
1845 On July - 04 thoreau moves into his shack on Walden Pond
1845 On July - 04 henry David Thoreau moves into his shack on Walden Pond
1845 On this day in history thomas John Barnardo, English social worker
1845 Pierre P Royer-Collard, French philosopher/Council of 500, dies on this day in history.