On This Day

What Happened in July 1750

Historical Events

  • Jul 5 Slave revolt on Curacao
  • Jul 11 Halifax, Nova Scotia, is almost completely destroyed by fire.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 19 Alessio Prati, Italian composer, born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1788)
  • Jul 25 Henry Knox, American general (Continental Army and later the United States Army), 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

Person of interestJohann Sebastian Bach

Jul 28 Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer (Art of the Fugue, Mattheus-Passion), dies at 65

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