On This Day

What Happened in July 1653

Historical Events

  • Jul 4 English Barebones Parliament goes into session
  • Jul 30 Johan de Witt sworn in as pension advisor of Holland
  • Jul 31 Fronde-leaders surrender in Bordeaux

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 5 Thomas Pitt, British merchant and Governor of Madras, born in Blandford St. Mary, Dorset, England (d. 1726)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 10 Gabriel Naudé, French librarian and scholar (b. 1600)
  • Jul 31 Thomas Dudley, British colonial governor of Massachusetts, dies at 76