On This Day

July 1759 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 25 British capture Fort Niagara from French (7 Years' War)
  • Jul 26 11,000 British troops drive a token French garrison of 400 out of Fort Ticonderoga, New York

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 19 Seraphim of Sarov, Russian Orthodox Saint, born in Kursk, Russian Empire (d. 1833) [OS]
  • Jul 24 Victor Emmanuel I, King of Sardinia (1802-21), born in Royal Palace of Turin, Italy (d. 1824)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 6 William Pepperrell, British colonial soldier, dies at 63
  • Jul 25 Theodoor Verhaegen, Flemish sculptor, dies at 59
  • Jul 27 Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, French mathematician and astronomer (Système de la nature), dies at 60