On This Day

What Happened in July 1738

Historical Events

  • Jul 20 North America: French explorer Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de la VĂ©rendrye reaches the western shore of Lake Michigan

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 3 John Singleton Copley, American painter of portraits and historical objects, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1815)
  • Jul 11 Albert Casimir, Duke of Teschen and Governor of the Austrian Netherlands, born in Moritzburg, Electorate of Saxony (d. 1822)
  • Jul 24 Elizabeth "Betje" Wolff-Bekker, Dutch author and poet (Sara Burgerhart), born in Flushing, Netherlands (d. 1804)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 15 Alexander Voznitsyn, Rus Naval officer converted to Judaism, executed
  • Jul 15 Antonio Maria Pacchioni, Baroque composer, dies at 84
  • Jul 15 Baruch Leibov, converted Russian Naval officer to Judaism, executed