On This Day

What Happened in July 1744

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 17 Elbridge Gerry, American statesman who invented gerrymandering and 5th Vice President of the United States, born in Marblehead, Massachusetts Bay (d. 1814)
  • Jul 19 Heinrich Christian Boie, German author and editor, born in Meldorf, Germany (d. 1806)
  • Jul 20 Henri Hamal, composer, born in Liege (d. 1810)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 14 Immanuel J. Pyra, German poet (Temple of True Poetry), dies at 28