What Happened in July 1797

Historical Events

  • Jul 8 1st US senator (William Blount of Tennessee) expelled by impeachment

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 25 Horatio Nelson loses more than 300 men and his right arm during the failed conquest attempt of Tenerife (Spain).

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 10 Pieter L Uys, South African pioneer (Great Pull)
  • Jul 17 Hippolyte Delaroche, French painter (d. 1856)
  • Jul 18 Immanuel Hermann Fichte, German philosopher (d. 1879)
  • Jul 19 Johann Gottlieb Schneider, composer
  • Jul 20 Sir Paweł Edmund Strzelecki, Polish explorer and geologist (d. 1873)
  • Jul 21 Franz Schoberlechner, composer
  • Jul 25 Princess Augusta, Duchess of Cambridge (d. 1889)
  • Jul 29 Daniel Drew, American financier (d. 1879)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 9 Edmund Burke, British author/parliament leader (Reflections), dies at 68
  • Jul 11 Ienăchiţă Văcărescu, Wallachian writer (b. 1740)
  • Jul 29 Christoph Rheineck, composer, dies at 48