On This Day

What Happened in July 1730

Historical Events

  • Jul 12 Lorenzo Corsini chosen as Pope Clemens XII
  • Jul 21 States of Holland put death penalty on "sodomy"

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 12 Josiah Wedgwood, English pottery designer and manufacturer (Wedgwood), born in Burslem, Staffordshire, England (d. 1795)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 16 Elijiah Fenton, poet, dies
  • Jul 18 Fran├žois de Neufville, duc de Villeroi, French soldier (b. 1644)
  • Jul 19 Jean-Baptiste Loeillet, Flemish composer, dies at 49