On This Day

July 1738 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 20 North America: French explorer Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de la Vérendrye reaches the western shore of Lake Michigan

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 3 John Singleton Copley, American painter of portraits and historical objects, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1815)
  • Jul 11 Albert Casimir, Duke of Teschen and Governor of the Austrian Netherlands, born in Moritzburg, Electorate of Saxony (d. 1822)
  • Jul 24 Elizabeth "Betje" Wolff-Bekker, Dutch author and poet (Sara Burgerhart), born in Flushing, Netherlands (d. 1804)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 15 Alexander Voznitsyn, Rus Naval officer converted to Judaism, executed
  • Jul 15 Baruch Leibov, converted Russian Naval officer to Judaism, executed