On This Day

What Happened in July 1791

Historical Events

  • Jul 5 Jose Maria Narvaez discovers Point Grey (now Vancouver, British Columbia)
  • Jul 14 The Priestley Riots drive Joseph Priestley, a supporter of the French Revolution, out of Birmingham, England

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Politician and Revolutionary Georges Danton
Politician and Revolutionary
Georges Danton

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 9 Nicol├ís Ledesma, 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