On This Day

What Happened in July 1788

Historical Events

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

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 Muthel, composer, dies at 60