On This Day

What Happened in July 1684

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 2 John Rogers, president of Harvard University (b. 1630)
  • Jul 6 Peter Gunning, English royalist churchman (b. 1614)

Elena Cornaro Piscopia

Jul 26 Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Italian mathematician and the 1st woman to receive an academic degree from a university, dies of tuberculosis at 38