On This Day

What Happened in July 1758

Historical Events

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

Election of Interest

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

  • 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 Battle

Jul 26 British battle fleet under general James Wolfe conquers Louisbourg

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