On This Day

What Happened in July 1752

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 7 Joseph Marie Jacquard, French weaver and merchant who invented the programmable loom (Jacquard loom), forerunner to today's computers, born in Lyon, France (d. 1834)
  • Jul 27 Samuel Smith, American politician, Senator and Representative from Maryland, born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania (d. 1839)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 20 John C Pepusch, English composer (Beggar's Opera), dies at about 85
  • Jul 29 Peter Warren, British admiral who served in the Americas, dies at 47 or 48