On This Day

What Happened in July 1717

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jul 17 George Frideric Handel's "Water Music" premieres on the river Thames in London

  • Jul 28 Prussian king Frederik Willhelm I gives compulsory education to 5-12 yrs

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 5 Pedro III, King of Portugal and the Algarves (1777-86) and consort of Queen Maria I of Portugal, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1786)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 21 Niccolo Amenta, Italian poet (La Gostanza), dies