July 1774 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 4 Orangetown Resolutions adopted in the Province of New York, one of many protests against the British Parliament's Coercive Acts

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Jul 12 Citizens of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, pass a symbolic declaration of independence
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  • Jul 12 Cossack leader Emilian Pugachevs army occupies Kazan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 17 Captain James Cook arrives in the New Hebrides (Vanuatu)

Explorer James Cook
James Cook
  • Jul 21 Russo-Turkish War, 1768-74: Russia and the Ottoman Empire sign Treaty of Kuchuk-Kainarji ending the war

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 20 Auguste Marmont, French marshal, born in Ch√Ętillon-sur-Seine, France (d. 1852)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 1 Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland, English corrupt politician (Chiswick), dies at 68
  • Jul 11 Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet, Irish-born New York pioneer
  • Jul 14 James O'Hara, 2nd Baron Tyrawley and Kilmaine, British field marshal (b. 1682)