On This Day

What Happened in July 1750

Historical Events

  • Jul 5 Slave revolt on Curacao

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 19 Alessio Prati, Italian composer, born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1788)

Henry Knox

Jul 25 Henry Knox, American general (Continental Army and later the United States Army) and 1st US Secretary of War (1785-94), born in Boston, Massachusetts Bay (d. 1806)

  • Jul 28 Fabre d'Églantine French dramatist and politician, creator of the French Republican calendar (d. 1794)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 15 Vasily Tatishchev, Russian statesman, dies at 73

Johann Sebastian Bach

Jul 28 Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer (St. Matthew's Passion; Brandenburg Concertos; Toccata and Fugue), dies at 65

  • Jul 31 John V, King of Portugal (1706-50), dies at 60