On This Day

What Happened in July 1770

Historical Events

  • Jul 5 Battles of Chesma and Larga between the Russian and Ottoman Empires
  • Jul 6 Battle at Cesme: Russian fleet beats Turkish

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 13 Alexander Balashov, Russian general and statesman, born in Moscow (d. 1837)

Famous Weddings

John Dickinson

Jul 19 Founding Father of the United States John Dickinson (37) weds land and estate owner Mary Norris (30) in a civil ceremony

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 14 David 't Kindt, Flemish architect (Mammelokker, Ghent), dies at 71
  • Jul 16 Francis Cotes, English painter (b. 1726)
  • Jul 26 Michael Schevenstuhl, composer, dies at 65
  • Jul 27 Robert Dinwiddie, British colonial governor of Virginia (b. 1693)