On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 1742

Day of the Week: Thursday

Famous Birthdays

  • Jean-Baptiste Davaux, French classical composer, born in La Côte-Saint-André, France (d. 1822)

Famous Deaths

  • John-Baptist Xavery, Flemish sculptor, dies at 45
  • William Somervile, English poet (b. 1675)