On This Day

What Happened in July 1685

Historical Events

  • Jul 6 Battle at Sedgemoor: King James II beats Duke of Monmouth

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 3 Sir Robert Rich, 4th Baronet, British cavalry officer, born in Roos Hall, Beccles, England (d. 1768)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 15 James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, bastard son of English king Charles II, executed at 36
  • Jul 23 Pietro Reggio, Italian composer and musician, dies at 53
  • Jul 28 Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington, English statesman (b. 1618)