On This Day

What Happened in July 1781

Historical Events

  • Jul 11 Thomas Hutchins designated Geographer of US

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestStamford Raffles

Jul 6 Stamford Raffles, British statesman and founder of Singapore, born in off the coast of Port Morant, Jamaica (d. 1826)

British Statesman and Founder of Singapore Stamford Raffles
British Statesman and Founder of Singapore
Stamford Raffles
  • Jul 27 Mauro Giuliani, Italian musician and composer, born in Bisceglie, Italy (d. 1829)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 11 Adolph Carl Kunzen, composer, dies at 60
  • Jul 23 John Joachim Zubly, Swiss-American Continental Congressman, dies at 56
  • Jul 29 Johann Kies, German astronomer and mathematician, dies at 73
  • Jul 30 Augustin Ullinger, German composer, dies at 35