On This Day

What Happened in July 1726

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 23 Benjamin Franklin sails back to Philadelphia

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 20 William Jones, English composer and curate, born in Lowick (d. 1800)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 8 John Ker, Scottish spy (b. 1673)
  • Jul 22 Hugh Drysdale, British Colonial Governor of Virginia
  • Jul 31 Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (b. 1695)