What Happened in July 1773

Historical Events

  • Jul 20 Scottish settlers arrive at Pictou, Nova Scotia (Canada)
  • Jul 21 Pope Clemens XIV bans Jesuits
  • Jul 29 1st schoolhouse west of Allegheny Mtns completed, Schoenbrunn, OH

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 6 Wenzel Thomas Matiegka, composer
  • Jul 13 Wilhelm H Wackenroder, German writer (Fantasies about Art)
  • Jul 23 Karl Ludwig Hellwig, composer
  • Jul 27 Jakob Aall, Norwegian journalist and statesman (d. 1844)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 5 Francisco José Freire, Portuguese historian and philologist (b. 1719)
  • Jul 7 Cornelis Douwes, Dutch mathematician/astronomer, dies at 60
  • Jul 12 Johann Joachim Quantz, German royal flautist/composer, dies at 76
  • Jul 23 George Edwards, English naturalist (b. 1693)