On This Day

What Happened in July 1698

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 1 Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal founded by Marguerite Bourgeoys canonically constituted a community

First Canadian Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys
First Canadian Saint
Marguerite Bourgeoys
  • Jul 2 Thomas Savery patents the first steam engine
  • Jul 14 The Darien scheme begins with five ships, bearing about 1,200 people, departing Leith for the Isthmus of Panama

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 2 Francesco III d'Este, Duke of Modena & Reggio, born in Modena (d. 1780)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 16 Cristoph Kaldenbach, composer, dies at 84
  • Jul 18 Johann Heinrich Heidegger, Swiss theologian, dies at 65