On This Day

What Happened in July 1687

Historical Events

  • Jul 2 King James II disbands English parliament

Historic Publication

Jul 5 Isaac Newton's great work Principia published by Royal Society in England, outlining his laws of motion and universal gravitation

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 3 Arnold Hoogvliet, Dutch poet (Abraham the Patriarch), born in Vlaardingen, Netherlands (d.1763)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 19 Laura Martinozzi, Duchess of Modena (b. 1637)