On This Day

What Happened in July 1656

Historical Events

  • Jul 11 The first Quakers to land in America (Boston), Englishwomen Ann Austin and Mary Fisher, are arrested and jailed by the Puritan colonial government. After 5 years imprisonment they are deported back to Barbados
  • Jul 18 -20] Battle at Warsaw: Swedish King Charles X Gustav beats John II Casimir and occupies Warsaw

Historic Event

Jul 26 Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn declares he is insolvent

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 7 Guru Har Krishan, 8th Guru of Sikhism (d. 1664)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 2 Fran├žois-Marie, comte de Broglie, Italian-born French commander, dies at 44
  • Jul 7 Michelangelo Rossi, Italian Baroque organist, violinist, and opera composer, dies at about 55
  • Jul 8 Alexander van der Capellen, Dutch statesman, mister of Aartsbergen, dies at about 64
  • Jul 27 Salomo Glassius, German theologian (b. 1593)