On This Day

What Happened in July 1774

Historical Events

  • Jul 4 Orangetown Resolutions adopted in the Province of New York, one of many protests against the British Parliament's Coercive Acts
  • Jul 12 Citizens of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, pass a symbolic declaration of independence
  • Jul 12 Cossack leader Emilian Pugachevs army occupies Kazan

Historic Event

Jul 17 Captain James Cook arrives in the New Hebrides (Vanuatu)

  • Jul 21 Russo-Turkish War, 1768-74: Russia and the Ottoman Empire sign Treaty of Kuchuk-Kainarji ending the war

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 20 Auguste Marmont, French marshal, born in Ch√Ętillon-sur-Seine, France (d. 1852)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland, English corrupt politician (Chiswick), dies at 68
  • Jul 7 Giuseppe Maria Carretti, Italian composer, dies at 83
  • Jul 11 Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet, Irish-born New York pioneer
  • Jul 14 James O'Hara, 2nd Baron Tyrawley and Kilmaine, British field marshal (b. 1682)