What Happened in July 1793

Historical Events

  • Jul 22 Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first Euro-American to complete a transcontinental crossing of Canada.
  • Jul 23 The Prussians conquer Mayence.
  • Jul 24 France passes 1st copyright law
  • Jul 29 John Graves Simcoe decides to build a fort and settlement at Toronto, having sailed into the bay there.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 2 Antoine Prumier, composer
  • Jul 3 John Claire, England, poet
  • Jul 4 Franz Xaver Pechacek, composer
  • Jul 5 Pavel I Pestel, Russian officer
  • Jul 6 Jacob M de Kempenaer, Dutch lawyer/min of Internal Affairs (1848-49)
  • Jul 13 John Clare, Northamptonshire peasant poet (Shepard's Calendar)
  • Jul 20 Aleksander Fredro, Polish comedy writer (Pan Jowiolski)
  • Jul 23 Joseph Hartmann Stuntz, composer
  • Jul 30 Josepf Francois Snel, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 13 Jean Paul Marat, French revolutionary, murdered by Charlotte Corday
  • Jul 14 Jacques Cathelineau, French royalist, dies in battle at 44
  • Jul 17 Charlotte Corday, murderer (Jean-Paul Marat), is guillotined
  • Jul 21 Bruni d'Entrecasteaux, French explorer (b. 1739)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 23 Roger Sherman, American lawyer and Founding Father of the United States (Declaration of Independence), dies of typhoid fever at 72

Founding Father of the United States Roger Sherman
Founding Father of the United States
Roger Sherman