On This Day

July 1730 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 12 Lorenzo Corsini chosen as Pope Clemens XII
  • Jul 21 States of Holland put death penalty on "sodomy"

Birthdays in History

Josiah Wedgwood

Jul 12 Josiah Wedgwood, English pottery designer and manufacturer (Wedgwood), born in Burslem, Staffordshire, England (d. 1795)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 16 Elijiah Fenton, poet, dies
  • Jul 18 Fran├žois de Neufville, duc de Villeroi, French soldier (b. 1644)