On This Day

July 1791 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 5 Jose Maria Narvaez discovers Point Grey (now Vancouver, British Columbia)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 14 The Priestley Riots drive Joseph Priestley, a supporter of the French Revolution, out of Birmingham, England

Chemist, Theologian and Author Joseph Priestley
Chemist, Theologian and Author
Joseph Priestley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 17 Members of the French National Guard under command of General Lafayette open fire on crowd of radical Jacobins at Champ de Mars, Paris, during the French Revolution, killing up to 50 people

Politician and Revolutionary Georges Danton
Politician and Revolutionary
Georges Danton

Deaths in History

  • Jul 17 Martin Dobrizhoffer, Austrian Jesuit missionary (b. 1717)
  • Jul 25 Isaac Low, American delegate to the Continental Congress, dies at 56