On This Day

Birthdays in History in July 1785

  • Jul 6 William Jackson Hooker, English botanist and director (Kew Gardens), born in Norwich, England
  • Jul 14 Mordecai Manuel Noah, American playwright, writer and journalist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1851)
  • Jul 20 Mahmud II, Sultan of Turkey (1808-39), born in Topkapı Palace, Istanbul, Turkey (d. 1839)