On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1778

Famous Deaths

  • Bathsheba Spooner, American first woman executed after US Independence for arranging husband's murder, hanged while pregnant at 32
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau, French philosopher, eminent political theorist, and writer whose influential works inspired French Revolution leaders and Romantic academics (Confession), dies of cerebral bleeding from a stroke at 66
1778 Highlights

About July 2, 1778

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 243 years, 4 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer