On This Day

What Happened in July 1681

Historical Events

  • Jul 2 Earl of Shaftesbury arrested for high treason

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Oliver Plunkett, Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and last Catholic martyr (later beatified) to die in England, hanged, drawn and quartered for treason at Tyburn at 55
  • Jul 5 Fjodor Aleksejevitsj, tsar of Russia, dies
  • Jul 8 Georg Neumark, German composer and poet, dies at 60
  • Jul 25 Urian Oakes, English-born President of Harvard University (b. 1631)