On This Day

What Happened in July 1764

Historical Events

  • Jul 23 James Otis publishes views on taxation without representation

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Georg Christoph Grosheim, German composer, born in Kasel, Germany (d. 1841)
  • Jul 5 János Lavotta, Hungarian violinist and composer, born in Pusté Úľany, Slovakia (d. 1820)
  • Jul 9 Ann Radcliffe, English Gothic novelist (The Mysteries of Udolpho, The Romance of the Forest), born in London (d. 1823)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 7 William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath, English politician (b. 1683)
  • Jul 16 Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia (1740-41), murdered at 23
  • Jul 23 Gilbert Tennent, Irish-born religious leader (b. 1703)