On This Day

What Happened in July 1782

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 American privateers attack Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Election of Interest

Jul 4 William Petty becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain following the death of Charles Watson-Wentworth

  • Jul 6 British-French sea battle at Negapatam (off India)

Music Premiere

Jul 16 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera "Die Entführung aus dem Serail" premieres in Vienna with Mozart conducting


Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 6 Luis Brión, Curacao military officer who fought in the Venezuelan War of Independence, born in Plantage Rozentak, Curaçao (d. 1821)
  • Jul 19 Jonathan Blewitt, English organist and composer, born in London (d. 1853)
  • Jul 26 John Field, Irish pianist and composer (Nocturnes), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1837)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 15 Farinelli, Italian singer, dies at 77
  • Jul 15 Robert Wainwright, English composer and church organist, dies at 33
  • Jul 16 Louise Ulrike, Queen of Sweden and wife of Adolf Frederik, dies at 61
  • Jul 21 Placidus Cajetan von Camerloher, German composer, dies at 63