What Happened in July 1755

Historical Events

  • Jul 9 Battle of Fort Duquesne (Pittsburgh): French troops beat British
  • Jul 9 British General Edward Braddock mortally wounded during Battle of Fort Duquesne during French and Indian War
  • Jul 15 French ambassador recalled from London

Historic Event

Jul 16 John Adams graduates Harvard

Historic Event

Jul 26 Giacomo Casanova is arrested in Venice for affront to religion and common decency and imprisoned in the Doge's Palace


Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 5 Sarah Kemble Siddons, English tragic actress (Fatal Marriage), born in Brecon, Wales (d. 1831)
  • Jul 6 John Flaxman, English sculptor (Westminster Abbey tomb stones)
  • Jul 22 Gaspard de Prony, French mathematician (d. 1839)
  • Jul 29 Franz Gotz, Bohemian composer, born in StraĊĦice (d. 1815)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 9 Gottlob Harrer, German composer, dies at 52
  • Jul 13 Edward Braddock, British General, dies of his wounds from the Battle of Fort Duquesne (near present day Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), during French & Indian War at 60