On This Day

What Happened in July 1758

Historical Events

  • Jul 8 British and Colonial assault on French forces at Fort Ticonderoga, New York

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jul 24 George Washington elected to Virginia House of Burgesses representing Frederick County

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • Jul 25 Seven Years' War: the island battery at Fortress Louisbourg in Nova Scotia is silenced and all French warships are destroyed or taken

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Jul 26 British battle fleet under general James Wolfe conquers Louisbourg

British Army Officer James Wolfe
British Army Officer
James Wolfe

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 25 Elizabeth Hamilton, Scottish author (The cottagers of Glenburnie), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1816)
  • Jul 29 Antonius van Gils, Dutch RC theologist (opposed Enlightenment)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 6 George Howe, 3rd Viscount Howe, British general
  • Jul 24 John Dyer, British poet, dies at 58