On This Day

What Happened in July 1712

Historical Events

  • Jul 17 Great Britain, Portugal and France sign ceasefire [or 19th]
  • Jul 20 The Riot Act takes effect in Great Britain.
  • Jul 24 Battle at Denain: France under Villars beat Dutch army

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 12 Richard Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland (1658-59), dies at 85
  • Jul 24 Cornelis earl of Nassau, general-major/mister of Woudenberg, dies
  • Jul 26 Thomas Osborne, English PM (1690-94), dies at 80