On This Day

July 1779 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 4 French fleet occupies Grenada
  • Jul 15 American troops under General A Wayne conquer Fort Stony Point, NY

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 15 Clement Clarke Moore, US professor and author ('Twas the Night Before Xmas), born in NYC, New York (d. 1863)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 14 George Ross, American judge/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 49