Today in History for July 1799
Events 1 - 5 of 5
7th - Ranjit Singh's men take up their positions outside Lahore.
15th - The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign.
19th - A group of Napoleon Bonaparte's soldiers discover what is now known as The Rosetta Stone, enabling the translation of hieroglyphics for the first time.
24th - William Clark (of Lewis & Clark) is willed the slave York
25th - French-Egyptian forces under Napolean I beat Turks at Battle of Abukir
Birthdays 1 - 3 of 3
Deaths 1 - 1 of 1
7th - William Curtis, English botanist (Botanical Magazine), dies at 53