What Happened on July 2, 1798

Historical Events

  • Marine Police established by The West India Committee to guard merchant vessels on the river Thames, London, beginnings of the world's oldest continuously serving police force [1]

Famous Deaths

  • John Fitch, American inventor and clockmaker (1st US steamboat service), dies of an opium overdose at 55
1798 Highlights

About July 2, 1798

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 225 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer