What Happened in July 1783

Historical Events

  • Jul 15 World's first steamboat the Pyroscaphe, built by Claude-François-Dorothée, marquis de Jouffroy d'Abbans, makes its first voyage on the river Saône in France
  • Jul 24 Georgia becomes a protectorate of tsarist Russia
  • Jul 29 Skaptar Volcano on Iceland erupts killing about 9,000

Famous Birthdays

Simón Bolívar

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

Famous Deaths

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