What Happened in July 1871

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 The decimal currency system is made uniform in Canada

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Jul 3 Jesse James robs bank in Corydon, Iowa ($45,000)

Outlaw Jesse James
Outlaw
Jesse James
  • Jul 5 Trial against Kiowa chief Satanta (White Bear) & Big Tree, begins
  • Jul 13 World's first championship cat show; Organised by Harrison Weir and held in Crystal Palace, London
  • Jul 20 British Columbia joins the confederation of Canada.
  • Jul 25 Carousel patents by Wilhelm Schneider, Davenport, Iowa

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 3 Vicente Arregui Garay, composer
  • Jul 8 Clement Harris, English composer, born in London (d. 1897)
  • Jul 8 Kornelis ter Laan, 1st Dutch socialist mayor (Zaandam)
  • Jul 10 Marcel Proust, France, novelist (Remembrance of Things Past)
  • Jul 11 Stjepan Radic, founder/leader (Croatian Farmers' Party)
  • Jul 15 Kunikida Doppo, Japanese writer (d. 1908)
  • Jul 17 Lyonel C A Feininger, US cartoonist/painter
  • Jul 18 Giacomo Balla, Italian painter (Dog at a Rope)
  • Jul 18 Sada Yacco, Japanese stage actress (d. 1946)
  • Jul 22 Akos Buttykai, composer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 21 Suffragette Kate Sheppard (24) weds general merchant Walter Allen Sheppard in Christchurch, New Zealand

Suffragette Kate Sheppard
Suffragette
Kate Sheppard

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 5 Cristina di Trivulzio di Belgioioso, Italian princess, dies
  • Jul 6 Antonio de Castro Alves, Brazilian poet (O navio negreiro), dies at 34
  • Jul 16 Tad Lincoln, son of U.S. president Abraham Lincoln
  • Jul 17 Carl Tausig, Polish pianist and composer, dies of typhoid at 29