On This Day

July 1780 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 9 Denmark declares neutrality

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 10 The Comte de Rochambeau and his French force of 7,000 land at Newport, Rhode Island, to join the American Revolutionary War

Military Leader Comte de Rochambeau
Military Leader
Comte de Rochambeau

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 1 Carl von Clausewitz, Prussian general and strategist, born in Burg bei Magdeburg, Prussia (d. 1831)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 4 Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine, Imperial Army field marshal, dies at 67
  • Jul 14 Charles Batteux, French philosopher, dies at 67