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

Person of interestThomas Pelham-Holles

Jul 21 Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle, British Prime Minister (Whig: 1757-62), born in London (d. 1768)

British Prime Minister Thomas Pelham-Holles
British Prime Minister
Thomas Pelham-Holles

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 12 John Ashby, English admiral
  • Jul 13 Hendrik Trajectinus, Count of Solms, Dutch lieutenant-general (b. 1636)
  • Jul 31 Willem Calf, Rotterdams still life painter, dies at 73
  • Jul 31 Willem Kalf, Dutch painter (still lifes), dies at 73