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

Josiah Wedgwood

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