What Happened in July 1755

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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

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 5 Sarah Kemble Siddons, Brecon England, tragic actress (Fatal Marriage)
  • 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, composer, dies at 52
  • Jul 13 Edward Braddock, British general, dies in battle at Pittsburgh