On This Day

What Happened in July 1779

Historical Events

  • Jul 4 French fleet occupies Grenada
  • Jul 15 American troops under General A Wayne conquer Fort Stony Point, NY

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 10 Alois Basil Nikolaus Tomasini, Italian violinist and composer, born in Pesaro, Italy (d. 1858)
  • Jul 15 Clement Clarke Moore, US professor and author ('Twas the Night Before Xmas), born in NYC, New York (d. 1863)
  • Jul 20 Ignaz Schuster, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1835)
  • Jul 21 Gottlob Wiedebein, German composer, born in Eilenstedt (d. 1854)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 14 George Ross, American judge/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 49