What Happened in July 1799

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Historical Events

  • Jul 7 Ranjit Singh's men take up their positions outside Lahore.

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Jul 15 The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign.

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

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Jul 24 William Clark (of Lewis & Clark) is willed the slave York

Explorer and Leader of Lewis and Clark Expedition William Clark
Explorer and Leader of Lewis and Clark Expedition
William Clark
  • Jul 25 French-Egyptian forces under Napoleon I beat Turks at Battle of Abukir

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 4 F J Oscar I, King of Sweden/Norway (1844-59)
  • Jul 25 David Douglas, Scottish botanist (d. 1834)
  • Jul 26 Isaac Babbitt, invented babbitt's metal for bearings

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 7 William Curtis, English botanist (Botanical Magazine), dies at 53