What Happened in July 1873

Historical Events


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Jul 1 Henry Ossian Flipper of Georgia one of the first African Americans enters West Point Military Academy

Soldier and Former Slave Henry Ossian Flipper
Soldier and Former Slave
Henry Ossian Flipper
  • Jul 1 Prince Edward Island becomes 7th Canadian province
  • Jul 4 Aquarium opens in Woodward Gardens, San Francisco

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Jul 10 French poet Paul Verlaine wounds Arthur Rimbaud with pistol

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Jul 21 Jesse James & James Younger gang's 1st train robbery (Adair Iowa)

Outlaw Jesse James
Outlaw
Jesse James

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Alice Guy-Blaché, American film director (d. 1968)
  • Jul 6 Paul Keller, German writer (Ferien vom Ich)
  • Jul 17 Antonina Neshdanova, Russian soprano (Rigoletto)
  • Jul 19 Louis Zimmermann, violinist/1st concert master of Concert building
  • Jul 20 Witold Maliszewski, composer
  • Jul 20 Alberto Santos-Dumont, Brazilian aviator (d. 1932)
  • Jul 22 Ettore Pozzoli, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 3 Josef Michal Ksawery Jan Poniatowski, composer, dies at 57
  • Jul 14 Ferdinand David, Dutch violinist/composer, dies at 63
  • Jul 19 Samuel Wilberforce, English bishop and one of the greatest public speakers of his day (remembered for his opposition to Darwin's theory of evolution), dies at 67