On This Day

What Happened in July 1740

Historical Events

  • Jul 11 Jews are expelled from Little Russia by order of Tsarina Anne
  • Jul 17 Prospero Lambertini chosen Pope Benedictus XIV

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 27 Jeanne BarĂ©, French explorer, born in Loire Valley, France (d. 1803)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 6 Claudius Amyand, French-born British surgeon who performed first appendectomy, dies at about 80
  • Jul 19 Francois van Aerssen, Dutch vice-admiral (Suriname, Algeria), dies at 71