On This Day

July 1773 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 20 Scottish settlers arrive at Pictou, Nova Scotia (Canada)
  • Jul 21 Pope Clemens XIV bans Jesuits
  • Jul 29 1st schoolhouse west of Allegheny Mountains completed, Schoenbrunn, Ohio
  • Jul 29 Santa Marta earthquakes destroy much of the capitol city of Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala, New Spain (now Antigua, Guatemala); over 500 killed instantly, and 600 more die later from resulting disease and starvation

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 13 Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder, German writer (Fantasies about Art), born in Berlin (d. 1798)
  • Jul 23 Thomas Brisbane, British soldier, administrator and astronomer, born in Ayrshire, Scotland (d. 1860)
  • Jul 27 Jakob Aall, Norwegian journalist and statesman, born in Porsgrunn, Norway (d. 1844)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 5 Francisco José Freire, Portuguese historian and philologist (b. 1719)
  • Jul 7 Cornelis Douwes, Dutch mathematician and astronomer, dies at 60
  • Jul 23 George Edwards, English naturalist and ornithologist (father of British ornithology), dies at 79