On This Day

What Happened in July 1777

Historical Events

  • Jul 6 British General Burgoyne captures Fort Ticonderoga from Americans
  • Jul 7 American Revolutionary War: Battle of Hubbardton
  • Jul 8 Independent Vermont introduces a new constitution, prohibiting slavery

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 31 Marquis de Lafayette, 19, made major-general of Continental Army

French General and Aristocrat Marquis de Lafayette
French General and Aristocrat
Marquis de Lafayette

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 9 Henry Hallam, British lawyer and historian (d. 1859)
  • Jul 23 Philipp Otto Runge, German Romantic painter, born in Wolgast, West Pomerania (d. 1810)
  • Jul 27 Thomas Campbell, Scottish poet (Hohenlinden, Battle of the Baltic), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1844)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 13 Guillaume Coustou Jr, French sculptor (Apollo/Mars/Venus), dies at 61
  • Jul 27 William Hayes, English composer and organist, dies at 69