On This Day

What Happened in July 1791

Historical Events

  • Jul 5 Jose Maria Narvaez discovers Point Grey (now Vancouver, British Columbia)

French Revolution

Jul 14 The Priestley Riots drive Joseph Priestley, a supporter of the French Revolution, out of Birmingham, England

French Revolution

Jul 17 Members of the French National Guard under command of General Lafayette open fire on crowd of radical Jacobins at Champ de Mars, Paris, during the French Revolution, killing up to 50 people


Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 9 Nicol├ís Ledesma, Spanish organist and composer, born in Grisel, Spain (d. 1883)
  • Jul 26 Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Austrian composer and 6th child of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1844)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 17 Martin Dobrizhoffer, Austrian Jesuit missionary (b. 1717)
  • Jul 25 Isaac Low, American delegate to the Continental Congress, dies at 56