What Happened in July 1798

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 1 Napoleon's fleet reaches Alexandria Egypt

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Jul 6 US law makes aliens "liable to be apprehended, restrained, ... & removed as alien enemies"
  • Jul 7 Quasi-War: the U.S. Congress rescinds treaties with France sparking the 'war.'
  • Jul 11 US Marine Corps established by an act of Congress
  • Jul 14 1st direct US federal tax on states-on dwellings, land & slaves
  • Jul 14 US Sedition Act prohibits "false, scandalous & malicious" writing against government
  • Jul 16 US Public Health Service forms & US Marine Hospital authorized
  • Jul 21 Napoleon Bonaparte wins Battle of Pyramids in Egypt
  • Jul 23 Napoleon captures Alexandria, Egypt

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 13 Alexandra Feodorovna (Charlotte of Prussia), Tsarina of Russia (d. 1860)
  • Jul 15 Charles H Bell, Comm (Union Navy), (d. 1875)
  • Jul 24 John Adams Dix, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1879)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 2 John Fitch, American inventor, clockmaker, etc, dies
  • Jul 15 Gaetano Pugnani, composer, dies at 66
  • Jul 21 François Sebastien Charles Joseph de Croix, Count of Clerfayt, Austrian field marshal (b. 1733)