On This Day

What Happened in July 1693

Historical Events

  • Jul 4 Battle at Boussu-lez-Walcourt: French-English vs Dutch army
  • Jul 8 NYC authorizes 1st police uniforms in American colonies
  • Jul 25 Ignacio de Maya founds the Real Santiago de las Sabinas, now known as Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo León, México
  • Jul 29 War of the Grand Alliance: Battle of Landen/Neerwinden - France wins Pyrrhic victory over Allied forces in the Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 12 John Ashby, English admiral
  • Jul 13 Hendrik Trajectinus, Count of Solms, Dutch lieutenant-general (b. 1636)
  • Jul 31 Willem Kalf, Dutch 'Golden Age' painter (Still life with nautilus beaker and porcelain lidded bowl), dies at 73 or 74 [exact birthday in 1619, unknown]