What Happened in July 1704

Historical Events

  • Jul 12 Stanislaw Leszcynski becomes king of part of Poland
  • Jul 24 English and Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 5 Jack Broughton, English bare knuckle boxer (Champion of England 1736-50; published first boxing code), born in Cirencester, England (d. 1789)
  • Jul 15 August Gottlieb Spangenberg, founder of Moravian Church in North America
  • Jul 16 John Kay, English inventor (developed the flying shuttle), born in Lancashire, England (d. around 1779)
  • Jul 31 Gabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician (paradox of Cramer), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1752)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 3 Sophia Alekseyevna, Regent of Russia (1682-89), dies at 46
  • Jul 9 Yan Ruoqu, Chinese scholar of Qing dynasty, dies at 67
  • Jul 17 Pierre-Charles Le Sueur, French fur trader and explorer (Minnesota River Valley), dies of yellow fever
  • Jul 20 Peregrine White, First English child born in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, dies at 83