On This Day

July 1663 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

Jul 8 King Charles II of England grants a charter to Rhode Island

Historic Event

Jul 11 Oxford mathematician John Wallis gives a lecture on Euclid’s parallel postulate, first Western attempt to derive the parallel postulate as a theorem

  • Jul 26 French troops invade papal territory Comtat Venaissin
  • Jul 27 English Parliament accepts Staple Act

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 20 Pierre Drevet, French engraver, born in Loire-sur-Rhône, Lyon (d. 1738)