On This Day

What Happened in July 1769

Historical Events

  • Jul 14 The de Portolá Expedition establishes a base in California, and sets out to find the Port of Monterey (now Monterey, California)

Historic Event

Jul 16 Father Junipero Serra founds Mission San Diego the 1st mission in California

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 4 Louis-Luc Loiseau de Persuis, French composer, born in Metz, France (d. 1819)
  • Jul 23 Alexey Titov, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1827)