What Happened in July 1739

Historical Events

  • Jul 10 King George II authorised the Admiralty Board to seek maritime reprisals against Spain (War of Jenkin's Ear)
  • Jul 22 Ottoman Empire defeats Austria at Crocyka (Krotzka) in Serbia & subsequently successfully laid seige to Belgrade
  • Jul 30 Caspar Wistar begins glass manufacturing in Allowaystown, NJ

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 6 Freidrich Wilhelm Rust, composer
  • Jul 26 George Clinton, NY, (D-R) 4th VP (1805-12)
  • Jul 29 Johannes Ritschel, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 24 Benedetto Marcello, composer, dies on 53rd birthday
  • Jul 25 Johannes van der Hagen, vicar/genealogy/chronologist, dies at 73