On This Day

What Happened in July 1763

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 2 Peter Ritter, German cellist and composer, born in Mannheim, Palatinate (d. 1809)
  • Jul 17 Johannes Hendricus van der Palm, Dutch theologist and Minister of Education, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1840)

Person of interestJohn Jacob Astor

Jul 17 John Jacob Astor [Johann Jakob Astor] German-American businessman (first multi-millionaire in the United States), born in Walldorf, Electoral Palatinate, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1848)

Businessman John Jacob Astor
Businessman
John Jacob Astor
  • Jul 22 James Geddes, American Engineer (Erie Canal), born in Carlisle Pennsylvania (d. 1838)
  • Jul 30 Samuel Rogers, English poet (Italy, a poem), born in Newington Cross, Islington, England (d. 1855)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 17 Wenzel Raimund Pirck, composer, dies at 45
  • Jul 31 James Kent, Fredericksburgh NY, legal scholar (Columbia), dies