On This Day

July 1747 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 Battle at Lafeld: France force beats British and Dutch army in Belgium during the Austrian War of Succession

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 6 John Paul Jones, U.S. first well-known naval hero ("I have not yet begun to fight"), born in Arbigland, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland (d. 1792)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 16 Giuseppe Maria Crespi, painter/etcher, dies