What Happened in July 1755

Historical Events

  • Jul 9 Battle at Duquesne (Pittsburgh): French troops beat British
  • Jul 9 British General Edward Braddock mortally wounded during French & Indian War
  • Jul 15 French ambassador recalled from London

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Jul 16 John Adams graduates Harvard

2nd US President John Adams
2nd US President
John Adams

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Jul 26 Giacomo Casanova is arrested in Venice for affront to religion and common decency and imprisoned in the Doge's Palace

Adventurer, Writer and famous Lover Giacomo Casanova
Adventurer, Writer and famous Lover
Giacomo Casanova

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 5 Sarah Kemble Siddons, English tragic actress (Fatal Marriage), born in Brecon, Wales (d. 1831)
  • Jul 6 John Flaxman, English sculptor (Westminster Abbey tomb stones)
  • Jul 22 Gaspard de Prony, French mathematician (d. 1839)
  • Jul 29 Franz Gotz, Bohemian composer, born in StraĊĦice (d. 1815)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 9 Edward Braddock, British General, mortally wounded at Fort Duquesne during French & Indian War. Dies 13th July.
  • Jul 9 Gottlob Harrer, German composer, dies at 52
  • Jul 13 Edward Braddock, British general, dies in battle at Pittsburgh