On This Day

Historical Events in July 1799

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

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

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

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