On This Day

What Happened in July 1753

Historical Events

  • Jul 7 British parliament grants Jews citizenship
  • Jul 18 Lemuel Haynes, escapes from slave holder in Framingham, Massachusetts

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 4 Jean-Pierre Blanchard, French ballonist (1st balloon flights in England and U.S.), born in Les Andelys, France (d. 1809)
  • Jul 6 John H Midderigh, Rotterdam patriot, baptized
  • Jul 9 William Waldegrave, 1st Baron Radstock, Governor of Newfoundland, born in England (d. 1825)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 17 Andre-Joseph Panckoucke, French book publisher/merchant, dies