On This Day

What Happened in July 1716

Historical Events

  • Jul 8 Great Northern War: Battle of Dynekilen, a Danish-Norwegian force under Peter Tordenskjold traps and defeats Swedish force
  • Jul 18 Decree orders all Jews expelled from Brussels

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 8 Robert South, English churchman (b. 1634)
  • Jul 9 Joseph Sauveur, French mathematician, physicist and sound engineer who coined the name acoustics for the study of sound from the ancient Greek word ακουστός, meaning "able to be heard", dies at 63