On This Day

What Happened in July 1751

Historical Events

  • Jul 29 1st international world title prize fight: Jack Stack of England, beats challenger M. Petit of France in 29 mins in England
  • Jul 31 Fire in Stockholm destroys 1,000 houses

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 11 Caroline Matilda of Great Britain, Queen consort of Denmark and Norway, born in Leicester House, London, England (d. 1775)
  • Jul 30 Maria Anna Mozart, Austrian pianist and Wolfgang's sister, born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1829)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 15 John Wilson, botanist, dies