On This Day

What Happened in July 1696

Historical Events

Historic Event

Jul 18 Tsar Peter I's fleet occupies Azov at mouth of Don River

  • Jul 28 De Croissy succeeds Le Plectia as French minister of Finance

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 14 William Oldys, English antiquarian and bibliographer (d. 1761)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 9 Waclaw Potocki, Polish poet (Wojna Chocimska), dies