On This Day

What Happened in July 1795

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 John Rutledge becomes 2nd chief justice of US Supreme Court
  • Jul 9 James Swan pays off the $2,024,899 US national debt
  • Jul 14 The French National Convention decrees "La Marseillaise" by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle France's national anthem
  • Jul 25 The first stone of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is laid
  • Jul 27 Spain and France sign peace treaty

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 25 James Barry [Margaret Ann Bulkley], female disguised as a man, surgeon general (British army), born in County Cork, Ireland (d. 1865)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 3 Louis-Georges de Bréquigny, French historian (b. 1714)
  • Jul 3 Antonio de Ulloa, Spanish general and governor of Louisiana (b. 1716)
  • Jul 6 Georg Gottfried Petri, German composer, dies at 79
  • Jul 9 Henry Seymour Conway, British general and statesman (b. 1721)
  • Jul 31 Basílio da Gama, Portuguese poet (O Uraguai), dies at 54