On This Day

What Happened in July 1771

Historical Events

Voyage of Discovery

Jul 12 The Endeavour captained by James Cook, with Joseph Banks aboard, returns from its first voyage to the Pacific after two years

  • Jul 14 Mission San Antonio de Padua founded in California
  • Jul 31 Paul Potters "Great ossendrift" sold for Ÿ9050 in Amsterdam

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 7 Thomas Gray, English poet (Elegy), dies at 54
  • Jul 30 Thomas Gray, English poet, dies at 54