On This Day

What Happened in July 1787

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 2 Marquis de Sade shouts from Bastille that prisoners are being slaughtered

Philosopher and Writer Marquis de Sade
Philosopher and Writer
Marquis de Sade
  • Jul 6 French government proclaims end to stamp/land tax
  • Jul 6 Orange troops occupy Area at Duurstede
  • Jul 13 Congress establishes Northwest Territory (excludes slavery)
  • Jul 13 US Ordinance of 1787 passed, establishes first organized US territory
  • Jul 15 Parliament of Paris banished to Troyes

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 4 Charles de Rohan, Prince de Soubise, Marshal of France, dies at 71