On This Day

What Happened in July 1663

Historical Events

Historic Event

Jul 8 King Charles II of England grants a charter to Rhode Island

Historic Event

Jul 11 Oxford mathematician John Wallis gives a lecture on Euclid’s parallel postulate, first Western attempt to derive the parallel postulate as a theorem

  • Jul 26 French troops invade papal territory Comtat Venaissin
  • Jul 27 English Parliament accepts Staple Act

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Franz Xaver Murschhauser, German composer and theorist, born in Saverne, Alsace, France (d. 1738)
  • Jul 20 Pierre Drevet, French engraver, born in Loire-sur-Rhône, Lyon (d. 1738)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 2 Thomas Selle, German composer, dies at 64
  • Jul 24 Thomas Baltzar, German violinist and composer dies at about 33