On This Day

What Happened in July 1783

Historical Events

  • Jul 15 1st steamboat, Pyroscaphe, 1st run in France
  • Jul 24 Georgia becomes a protectorate of tsarist Russia
  • Jul 29 Skaptar Volcano on Iceland erupts killing about 9,000

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestSimón Bolívar

Jul 24 Simón Bolívar, Venezuelan political and military leader (freed 6 Latin American republics from Spanish rule), born in Caracas (d. 1830)

Military and Political Leader Simón Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simón Bolívar

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 27 Johann Philipp Kirnberger, German music theorist and violist, dies at 62