On This Day

What Happened in July 1768

Historical Events

  • Jul 7 Firm of Johann Buddenbrook founded, in Thomas Mann's novel
  • Jul 18 Boston Gazette publishes "Liberty Song", America's 1st patriotic song

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 27 Charlotte Corday, French revolutionary who murdered Jean-Paul Marat in a bath, born in Saint-Saturnin, France (d. 1793)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 4 Willem van Hairs, Fries nobleman and poet (Suicide), dies at 58
  • Jul 6 Conrad Johann Conrad Beissel, composer, dies at 78
  • Jul 11 Jose Melchior de Nebra Blascu, composer, dies at 66
  • Jul 24 Nathanial Lardner, English theologian (b. 1684)