July History

Click a date in the July calendar to the right for a timeline of all July events on that day, listed chronologically by year. Below is a list of important July events.

Click any event title to read more about that event. Every event page has a list of important names, places, and topics — click them to see a timeline of events associated with them.

July Calendar

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Today's Major Events

John Peter Zenger Arrested for Criticizing Governor of New York
Eisenstadt v. Baird: Court Rules Unmarried Couples Have Right to Contraceptive Information
Stone v. Graham: Posting Ten Commandments in Public Schools is Ruled Unconstitutional
Ottoman Government Calls for Holy War by Muslims on Russia, France, and England
Methodist Minister Rev. Jimmy Creech is Defrocked for Presiding Over Same-Sex Ceremony