What Happened in July 1774

Historical Events

  • Jul 4 Orangetown Resolutions adopted in the Province of New York, one of many protests against the British Parliament's Coercive Acts

AgreementUnited States Declaration of Independence

Jul 12 Citizens of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, pass a symbolic declaration of independence

  • Jul 12 Cossack leader Emilian Pugachevs army occupies Kazan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 17 Captain James Cook arrives in the New Hebrides (Vanuatu)

Explorer James Cook
James Cook
  • Jul 21 Russo-Turkish War, 1768-74: Russia and the Ottoman Empire sign Treaty of Kuchuk-Kainarji ending the war.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 20 Auguste Marmont, French marshal (d. 1852)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Henry Fox Holland, English corrupt politician, dies at 68
  • Jul 7 Giuseppi Maria Carretti, composer, dies at 83
  • Jul 11 Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet, Irish-born New York pioneer
  • Jul 14 James O'Hara, 2nd Baron Tyrawley and Kilmaine, British field marshal (b. 1682)