On This Day

Historical Events in July 1783

  • Jul 15 World's first steamboat the Pyroscaphe, built by Claude-François-Dorothée, marquis de Jouffroy d'Abbans, makes its first voyage on the river Saône in France
  • Jul 24 Georgia becomes a protectorate of tsarist Russia
  • Jul 29 Skaptar Volcano on Iceland erupts killing about 9,000