On This Day

Events in History in July 1791

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

French Revolution

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

French Revolution

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