On This Day

What Happened in July 1679

Historical Events

  • Jul 2 Europeans first visit Minnesota and see headwaters of Mississippi in an expedition led by Daniel Greysolon de Du Luth

Historic Event

Jul 12 Britain's King Charles II ratifies Habeas Corpus Act allowing prisoners right to be imprisoned to be examined by a court

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 8 Samuel Columbus, Swedish poet (Odae Sveticae), dies (b. 1642)
  • Jul 11 William Chamberlayne, English poet (b. 1619)