On This Day

What Happened in July 1689

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 Matsuo Basho, zen poet, leaves for 150 days journey on Honshu, Japan
  • Jul 27 Battle of Killicrankie: Jacobite Scottish Highlanders under Viscount Dundee defeat royalist force under General MacKay

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 9 Alexis Piron, French dramatist (La M├ętromanie), born in Dijon, France (d. 1773)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 8 Edward Wooster, English Connecticut pioneer (b. 1622)
  • Jul 27 John Graham, of Claverhouse, 1st viscount Dundee/soldier, fatally wounded at the Battle of Killiecrankie at 41