On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1789

Historical Events

  • Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette, is named by acclamation colonel-general of the new National Guard of Paris

Famous Deaths

  • Jacques Duphly, French composer and harpsichordist, dies at 74
1789 Highlights

About July 15, 1789

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 231 years, 4 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer