On This Day

July 1792 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 8 France declares war on Prussia
  • Jul 11 Prussia army moves into French territory
  • Jul 25 Dutch patriots exiles found "Bataafs Legion"
  • Jul 25 The Brunswick Manifesto issued to population of Paris promising vengeance if French Royal Family harmed
  • Jul 31 Cornerstone laid for 1st US government building: US Mint in Philadelphia

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 8 Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, queen of Bavaria (d. 1854)
  • Jul 10 George Mifflin Dallas, American politician (11th Vice President of the United States) and United States Minister to Russia, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1864)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 18 John Paul Jones, U.S. first well-known naval hero ("I have not yet begun to fight"), dies at 45
  • Jul 29 René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, Chancellor of France (b. 1714)