United States Historical Events in July

United States Historical Events is a daily guide to the important events that shaped America to what it is today. This is a compilation of significant events for the month of July including the birth and death of famous Americans as well as laws promulgated by authorities. The list is constantly updated to incorporate the most recent events.

United States Historical Events in July

Day Year Event
1 1971 The Twenty-sixth Amendment (Amendment XXVI) to the United States Constitution which prohibits the states and the federal government from using age as a reason for denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States who are at least eighteen years old was ratified by three-fourths of the states.
1 2020 The United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) took effect replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
2 1890 Original publication of the Sherman Antitrust Act, a law which prescribes the rule of free competition among those engaged in commerce. It was named after Senator John Sherman, its principal author.
3 1890 Idaho became the 43th State to be admitted to the Union.
4 1776 The United States Declaration of Independence from Great Britain was approved by the Continental Congress.
4 1826 Death: John Adams, the 2nd US president, died in Quincy, Massachusetts at age 90.
4 1826 Death: Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd US president, died in Charlottesville, Virginia at age 86.
4 1831 Death: James Madison, the 5th US president, died in New York City at age 73.
4 1836 The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), an agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce that serves as the national patent office and trademark registration authority for the United States, was established.
4 1872 Birthday: Calvin Coolidge, the 30th US President, was born in Plymouth Notch, Vermont.
4 1881 Tuskegee University, formerly known as the Tuskegee Institute, was established in Tuskegee, Alabama.
4 1934 Birthday: Miriam Stevenson, the first Miss Universe from the US, was born in Winnsboro, South Carolina.
5 1810 Birthday: P.T. Barnum, an American showman, businessman, and politician, author, publisher, and philanthropist.
6 1946 Birthday: George Walker Bush, the 43rd US President, was born in Connecticut, United States.
8 1839 Birthday: John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil Company. He is widely considered as the richest American of all time.
9 1850 Death: Zachary Taylor, the 12th US president, died in Washington, DC, at age 65.
10 1890 Wyoming became the 44th State to be admitted to the Union.
11 1767 Birthday: John Quincy Adams, the 6th US president, was born in Quincy, Massachusetts.
12 1804 Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, died of gunshot wounds from a duel with then Vice President Aaron Burr Jr.
12 1854 Birth: George Eastman, an American entrepreneur who founded the Eastman Kodak Company and helped to bring the photographic use of roll film into the mainstream.
14 1913 Birthday: Gerard Ford, the 38th US president, was born in Omaha, Nebraska.
15 1916 The Boeing Company was founded by William Boeing in Seattle, Washington.
16 1790 President George Washington signed the Residence Act into law which created Washington, D.C. as the capital of the United States.
16 1945 The first atomic bomb was successfully detonated during the Trinity test in New Mexico.
21 1969 American Neil Armstrong step out of the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle to become the first man to land on the moon.
23 1885 Death: Uysses Grant, the 18th US president, died in Wilton, New York at age 63.
24 1862 Death: Martin Van Buren, the 8th US president, died in Kinderhook, New York at age 79.
26 1788 New York was admitted to the Union.
26 1908 Establishment of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as the US principal federal law enforcement agency.
28 1915 Start of the United States occupation of Haiti at the instigation of then National City Bank of New York to protect its interests.
29 1958 Establishment of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), an independent agency of the U.S. federal government responsible for the civil space program, aeronautics research, and space research
30 1777 Robert R. Livingston is sworn into office as the first Chancellor (highest judicial officer) of New York.
30 1863 Birthday: Henry Ford, an American industrialist, business magnate, founder of the Ford Motor Company, and chief developer of the assembly line technique of mass production.
30 1965 Enactment of the Social Security Amendments of 1965 which created Medicare and Medicaid.
31 1875 Death: Andrew Johnson, the 17th US president, died in Elizabethton, Tennessee at age 66.
31 1790 The first U.S. patent was issued to Samuel Hopkins for an improvement “in the making of Pot ash and Pearl ash by a new Apparatus and Process.

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