On This Day

What Happened on July 9, 1766

Historical Events

  • British premier Marquess of Rockingham resigns

Famous Birthdays

  • Jacob Perkins, American inventor (father of the refrigerator), born in Newburyport, Massachusetts (d. 1849)
  • Johanna Schopenhauer, German writer and mother of Arthur Schopenhauer, born in GdaƄsk, Royal Prussia, Crown of the Kingdom of Poland (d. 1838)

Famous Deaths

  • Jonathan Mayhew, American Congregational minister, dies at 45
1766 Highlights

About July 9, 1766

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 255 years and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer