On This Day

What Happened in July 1786

Historical Events

  • Jul 29 1st newspaper published west of Alleghanies, Pitts Gazette

Historic Publication

Jul 31 "Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish dialect" by Robert Burns is published by John Wilson in Kilmarnock, Scotland

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 9 Sophie Hélène Béatrix, Princess of France, daughter of Louis XVI of France and Marie Antoinette, born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1787)
  • Jul 24 Joseph Nicollet, French mathematician and explorer, born in Cluses, Savoy, France (d. 1843)
  • Jul 25 Giacomo Cordella, Italian composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1846)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 22 Vaclav Kalous [Simon à Scto Bartholomaeo], Czech composer, dies at 71
  • Jul 29 Franz Asplmayr, Austrian composer and violinist, dies at 58