On This Day

What Happened in July 1720

Historical Events

  • Jul 3 Sweden and Denmark sign peace treaty
  • Jul 27 The second important victory of the Russian Navy - the Battle of Grengam

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 18 Gilbert White, English naturalist (Natural History and Antiquities of Selborn), born in Selborne, Hampshire (d. 1793)
  • Jul 24 Louise Ulrike, queen of Sweden and wife of Adolf Frederik, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1782)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 27 Johann Samuel Welter, German composer, dies at 69