On This Day

What Happened in July 1813

Historical Events

  • Jul 5 War of 1812: Three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York begin
  • Jul 31 British invade Plattsburgh, NY

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 7 William Scott Ketchum, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 1871)
  • Jul 12 Claude Bernard, French physiologist involved in the founding of modern physiology (blind experiments), born in Saint-Julien, Rhône (d. 1878)
  • Jul 26 Isaac Baumann, Jewish pioneer and trader in Bloemfontein, South Africa, born in Kassel Hesse, Germany (d. 1881)
  • Jul 28 Alberto Mazzucato, Italian opera composer, born in Udine, Italy (d. 1877)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 6 Granville Sharp, English abolitionist, dies at 77
  • Jul 13 Johann Friedrich Peter, composer, dies at 67
  • Jul 22 George Shaw, English botanist and zoologist, dies at 61
  • Jul 29 Jean-Andoche Junot, French general (b. 1771)