On This Day

What Happened in July 1799

Historical Events

  • Jul 7 Ranjit Singh's men take up their positions outside Lahore

Historic CommunicationRosetta Stone

Jul 15 The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign

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The Rosetta Stone
The Rosetta Stone
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 24 William Clark is willed the slave York

Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition William Clark
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition
William Clark

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Jul 25 French-Egyptian forces under Napoleon I beat Turks at Battle of Abukir

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 4 Oscar I, King of Sweden and Norway (1844-59), born in Paris (d. 1859)
  • Jul 25 David Douglas, Scottish botanist, born in Scone, Perthshire, Scotland (d. 1834)
  • Jul 26 Isaac Babbitt, American goldsmith who invented babbitt's metal for bearings, born in Taunton, Massachusetts (d. 1862)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 7 William Curtis, English botanist (Botanical Magazine), dies at 53