On This Day

What Happened in July 1797

Historical Events

  • Jul 8 1st US senator (William Blount of Tennessee) expelled by impeachment

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 25 Horatio Nelson loses more than 300 men and his right arm during the failed conquest attempt of Tenerife (Spain)

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 10 Piet [Petrus Lafras] Uys, South African pioneer (Great Pull), born in Potberg, Swellendam, South Africa (d. 1838)
  • Jul 17 Hippolyte Delaroche, French painter, born in Paris (d. 1856)
  • Jul 18 Immanuel Hermann Fichte, German philosopher, born in Jena, Saxe-Weimar (d. 1879)
  • Jul 19 Johann Gottlieb Schneider, German composer, born in Neugersdorf, Germany (d. 1856)
  • Jul 20 Paweł Edmund Strzelecki, Polish explorer and geologist, born in Glausche, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1873)
  • Jul 21 Franz Schoberlechner, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1843)
  • Jul 25 Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel, Duchess of Cambridge, born in Offenbach, Germany (d. 1889)
  • Jul 29 Daniel Drew, American financier (d. 1879)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 26 US President John Quincy Adams (29) weds Louisa Johnson (22) at All Hallows Barking parish in London

6th US President John Quincy Adams
6th US President
John Quincy Adams

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 9 Edmund Burke, British author/parliament leader (Reflections), dies at 68
  • Jul 11 Ienăchiţă Văcărescu, Wallachian writer (b. 1740)
  • Jul 29 Christoph Rheineck, German composer, dies at 48