What Happened in July 1704

Historical Events

  • Jul 12 Stanislaw Leszcynski becomes king of part of Poland
  • Jul 24 English & Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 15 August Gottlieb Spangenberg, founder of Moravian Church in North America
  • Jul 16 John Kay, England, machinist, invented flying shuttle
  • Jul 31 Gabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician (paradox of Cramer)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 3 Sophia Alekseyevna, regent of Russia (b. 1657)
  • Jul 17 Pierre-Charles Le Sueur, French fur trader and explorer
  • Jul 20 Peregrine White, first English child born in the Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1620)