What Happened in July 1785

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Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 4 James Hutton, geologist, publicly reads an abstract of his theory of uniformitarianism for the first time at the meeting of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Geologist James Hutton
Geologist
James Hutton
  • Jul 6 Congress unanimously resolves US currency named "dollar" & adopts decimal coinage
  • Jul 12 1st manned flight by gas balloon in Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 6 William J Hooker, English botanist/director (Kew Gardens)
  • Jul 14 Mordecai Manuel Noah, American writer, journalist (d. 1851)
  • Jul 20 Mahmud II, sultan of Turkey (1808-39)/Westernizer/reformer

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 13 Stephen Hopkins, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 78