On This Day

What Happened in July 1807

Historical Events

  • Jul 5 Second Battle of Buenos Aires lost by invading British forces

Treaty of Interest

Jul 9 Second Treaty of Tilsit signed by France, Russia and Prussia


Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Thomas Green Clemson, American politician and founder of Clemson University, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1888)

Giuseppe Garibaldi

Jul 4 Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian general and nationalist (Risorgimento) who helped unify Italy, born in Nice, First French Empire (d. 1882)

  • Jul 12 Silas Casey, American Major General (Union Army), born in East Greenwich, Rhode Island (d. 1882)
  • Jul 22 Karolina Pawlowa, Russian writer (A Double Life), born in Yaroslavl, Russian Empire (d. 1893)
  • Jul 24 Ira Aldridge, famed 19th century African American Shakespearian actor (Othello), born in NYC, New York (d. 1867)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 13 Henry Benedict Stuart, Jacobite claimant to the throne of England (b. 1725)