On This Day

What Happened in July 1676

Historical Events

  • Jul 29 Nathaniel Bacon declared a rebel for assembling frontiersmen to protect settlers from Indians

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Anthony Collins, English philosopher (A Dscourse On Free-Thinking), born in Hounslow, Middlesex, England (d. 1729) [birth date June 21 O.S.]
  • Jul 3 Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian field marshal, born in Dessau, Anhalt-Dessau (d. 1747)
  • Jul 14 Caspar Abel, German theologian, historian, and poet (d. 1763)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 5 Carl Gustaf Wrangel, Swedish soldier (b. 1613)
  • Jul 22 Clement X [Emilio Altieri], Italian Pope (1670-76), dies at 86
  • Jul 25 François Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French writer, dies at 71