On This Day

What Happened in July 1754

Historical Events


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Jul 3 George Washington surrenders to French, Fort Necessity (7 Years' War)

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • Jul 7 Kings College in NYC opens (renamed Columbia College)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 11 Thomas Bowdler, British physician and writer (Family Shakespeare), born in Ashley, Somerset, England (d. 1825)
  • Jul 20 Antoine Destutt de Tracy, French Enlightenment philosopher, born in Paris (d. 1836)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 4 Philippe Néricault Destouches, French dramatist and author, dies at 74