What Happened in July 1794

Historical Events

  • Jul 2 2nd Battle of Seneffe: France-Austria
  • Jul 13 Battle of the Vosges between French forces and those of Prussia and Austria
  • Jul 17 Richard Allen organizes Philadelphia's Bethel African Meth Episcopal Church
  • Jul 27 Coup of thermidor/fall of Robespierre in Paris
  • Jul 28 French Revolution figure Robespierre & 22 other leaders of "the Terror" guillotined to thunderous cheers in Paris
  • Jul 29 African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia, dedicated
  • Jul 31 All Jacobijnse clubs together in Haarlem

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 3 Eberhard F Walcker, German organ builder (Paulskirche Frankfurt)
  • Jul 5 Sylvester Graham, Minister and noted vegetarian (developed Graham cracker), born in Suffield, Connecticut (d. 1851)
  • Jul 12 Heinrich Christian Pander, Russian zoologist
  • Jul 14 John G Lockhart, [Scorpion], biographer (Life of Sir Walter Scott)
  • Jul 24 Johan Georg Forchhammer, Danish geologist (d. 1865)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 2 Franz Xaver Thomas Pokorny, composer, dies at 65
  • Jul 7 Pascal Boyer, composer, dies at 51
  • Jul 17 Jean-Frederic Edelmann, composer, dies at 45
  • Jul 17 John Roebuck, British inventor (b. 1718)
  • Jul 22 Jean-Benjamin de La Borde, composer, dies at 59
  • Jul 25 Andrea-Marie Chenier, French poet (Avis aux Francais sur leurs), dies
  • Jul 28 Georges Couthon, French politician, beheaded at 39
  • Jul 28 Maximilien Robespierre, Fr revolutionary/avocat (1781), guillotined