What Happened in July 1779

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Historical Events

  • Jul 4 French fleet occupies Grenada
  • Jul 15 American troops under Gen A Wayne conquer Ft Stony Point, NY

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 10 Alois Basil Nikolaus Tomasini, composer
  • Jul 15 Clement Clarke Moore, US professor and author ('Twas the Night Before Xmas), born in NYC, New York (d. 1863)
  • Jul 20 Ignaz Schuster, composer
  • Jul 21 Gottlob Wiedebein, German composer, born in Eilenstedt (d. 1854)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 14 George Ross, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 49