On This Day

What Happened in July 1739

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 10 King George II authorises the Admiralty Board to seek maritime reprisals against Spain (War of Jenkin's Ear)

King of Great Britain and Ireland George II
King of Great Britain and Ireland
George II
  • Jul 22 Ottoman Empire defeats Austria at Crocyka (Krotzka) in Serbia and then successfully lays siege to Belgrade
  • Jul 30 Caspar Wistar begins glass manufacturing in Allowaystown, New Jersey

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 6 Friedrich Wilhelm Rust, German violinist and composer, born in W├Ârlitz, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1796)

Person of interestGeorge Clinton

Jul 26 George Clinton, American soldier and 4th Vice President (1805-12), born in Little Britain, New York (d. 1812)

US Vice President George Clinton
US Vice President
George Clinton
  • Jul 29 Johannes Ritschel, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 24 Benedetto Marcello, Italian author and composer (Lettera Famigliare), dies on 53rd birthday
  • Jul 25 Johannes van der Hagen, Dutch vicar and genealogist, dies at 73