On This Day

July 1755 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 9 Battle of Fort Duquesne (Pittsburgh): French troops beat British
  • Jul 9 British General Edward Braddock mortally wounded during Battle of Fort Duquesne during French and Indian War
  • Jul 15 French ambassador recalled from London

Historic Event

Jul 16 John Adams graduates Harvard

Historic Event

Jul 26 Giacomo Casanova is arrested in Venice for affront to religion and common decency and imprisoned in the Doge's Palace

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 6 John Flaxman, English sculptor (Westminster Abbey tomb stones)
  • Jul 22 Gaspard de Prony, French mathematician (d. 1839)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 13 Edward Braddock, British General, dies of his wounds from the Battle of Fort Duquesne (near present day Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), during French & Indian War at 60