What historic events happened in July?
July 4, 1872
Calvin Coolidge, the thirtieth president of the United States, was born in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. Coolidge assumed the presidency from his position as vice-president, when President Harding died. At 2:47 a.m., on August 3, 1923, at the Coolidge's family farm, Calvin's father, John, swore in his son as president of the United States. Calvin Coolidge is the only U.S. president to be born on Independence Day.
July 5, 1961
Robert Frost is named the first poet-laureate of Vermont. He wrote "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," and lived in Ripton.
July 7, 1777
The Battle of Hubbardton, the only battle of the American Revolution fought on Vermont soil, ended in victory for the British under General Burgoyne. As Colonel Seth Warner and his regiment of Green Mountain Boys retreated, Warner cried out, "Meet me in Manchester," where he and his men rallied and went on to victory at the Battle of Bennington.
July 26, 1830
The rising waters of the New Haven River surround nineteen people at New Haven West Mills. They are swept downstream and only five escape.