On This Day

What Happened in July 1780

Historical Events

  • Jul 9 Denmark declares neutrality, joining First League of Armed Neutrality to protect shipping

Historic Event

Jul 10 The Comte de Rochambeau and his French force of 7,000 land at Newport, Rhode Island, to join the American Revolutionary War

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Carl von Clausewitz, Prussian general and strategist, born in Burg bei Magdeburg, Prussia (d. 1831)
  • Jul 25 Christian Theodor Weinlig, German composer, teacher and choir master, born in Dresden, Saxony (d. 1842)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 4 Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine, Imperial Army field marshal, dies at 67
  • Jul 14 Charles Batteux, French philosopher, dies at 67