On This Day

What Happened in July 1714

Historical Events

  • Jul 14 Battle of Aland, Russian fleet overpowers larger Swedish naval force
  • Jul 27 Battle at Hango (Hangut): Russians beat Swedish fleet

Historic Event

Jul 27 British Queen Anne dismisses premier Robert Haley


Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 2 Christoph Willibald Gluck, Austrian composer (Il re pastore), born in Erasbach, Germany (d. 1787)
  • Jul 16 Marc René, Marquis de Montalembert, French military engineer and writer, born in Angoulême, France (d. 1800)