I apologize for posting so much from the Boston Alamanacs recently, but it seems that all kinds of interesting things have historically happened in July.
23 July 1837
An abolition disturbance at Brighton. While a Mr. Codding was lecturing in on of the meeting houses, two men, named Hiram Hill and John Hammond, marched in, and up the broad aisle, into the pulpit, when each taking an arm of the lecturer they began to walk off with him. The audience recovering from their surprise, rose and rescued the lecturer, confined the two men in a pew, and compelled them to hear the lecture out. They were afterwards rescued by their associates outside.
24 July 1837
Mr. Lienow, who lately died in this city, bequeathed to the Divinity School of Harvard University $30,000, and to the Howard Benevolent Society $10,000, and a like sum to some other institution.
Mr. George B. Davis thrown from his chaise, with such violence that he died in a few hours. He left a wife and large family.