On This Day

What Happened in July 1692

Historical Events


USASalem Witch Trials

Jul 19 5 more people are hanged for witchcraft (20 in all) in Salem, Massachusetts
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Dramatic lithograph of the Salem witch trials produced in 1892
Dramatic lithograph of the Salem witch trials produced in 1892
  • Jul 24 French defeat William III of England at Steinkirk (Enghein)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 10 Bridget Bishop, 1st person to be hanged in Salem witch trials Massachusetts USA
  • Jul 23 Gilles Ménage, French scholar, dies at 78