What Happened in July 1739

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

  • 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)

George Clinton

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

  • Jul 29 Johannes Ritschel, German composer (Gioas, re di Giuda) (d. 1766)

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