On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1763

Day of the Week: Sunday

Famous Birthdays

  • Johannes Hendricus van der Palm, Dutch theologist and Minister of Education, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1840)

Person of interestJohn Jacob Astor

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

Famous Deaths

  • Wenzel Raimund Pirck, composer, dies at 45