On This Day

What Happened in July 1749

Historical Events

  • Jul 20 Earl of Chesterfield says "Idleness is only refuge of weak minds"
  • Jul 21 Pieter Steyn becomes pension advisor of Holland

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 3 William Jones, Welsh mathematician (b. 1675)
  • Jul 12 Charles de la Boische, Marquis de Beauharnois, Governor of New France