On This Day

What Happened in July 1788

Historical Events


USAConstitution of the United States

Jul 26 New York becomes 11th state to ratify US constitution

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Page one of the original copy of the Constitution of the United States
Page one of the original copy of the Constitution of the United States
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Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Jean-Victor Poncelet, French mathematician and engineer who was one of the founders of modern projective geometry, born in Metz, France (d. 1867)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 8 Armand de Vignerot du Plessis, French marshal and statesman, 3rd Duke of Richilieu, dies at 92
  • Jul 14 Johann Gottfried Müthel, German keyboard virtuoso and composer, dies at 60