On This Day

Historical Events in July 1774

  • Jul 4 Orangetown Resolutions adopted in the Province of New York, one of many protests against the British Parliament's Coercive Acts
  • Jul 12 Citizens of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, pass a symbolic declaration of independence
  • Jul 12 Cossack leader Emilian Pugachevs army occupies Kazan

Historic Event

Jul 17 Captain James Cook arrives in the New Hebrides (Vanuatu)

  • Jul 21 Russo-Turkish War, 1768-74: Russia and the Ottoman Empire sign Treaty of Kuchuk-Kainarji ending the war