On This Day

July 1717 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 28 Prussian king Frederik Willhelm I gives compulsory education to 5-12 yrs

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 5 Pedro III, King of Portugal and the Algarves (1777-86) and consort of Queen Maria I of Portugal, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1786)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 21 Niccolo Amenta, Italian poet (La Gostanza), dies