On This Day

What Happened in July 1651

Historical Events

  • Jul 24 Anthony Johnson, a free African American, receives grant of 250 acres in Virginia

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 12 Margaret Theresa of Spain, daughter of Philip IV, wife and niece of Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (the child in Velázquez Las Meninas, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1673)
  • Jul 22 Ferdinand Tobias Richter, Austrian composer, born in Würzburg, Electorate of Bavaria (now Germany) (d. 1711)