What Happened in July 1876

Historical Events

  • Jul 3 Montenegro declares war on Turkey
  • Jul 4 1st public exhibition of electric light in SF
  • Jul 4 Batholdi visits Bedloe Island, future home of his Statue of Liberty
  • Jul 8 White terrorists attack Black Republicans in Hamburg SC, killing 5
  • Jul 9 Black landowner murdered in Hamburg SC
  • Jul 13 29th US Postmaster General: James N Tyner of Ind takes office
  • Jul 15 Baseball's 1st no-hitter, St Louis' George W Bradley no-hits Hartford
  • Jul 20 1st US intercollegiate track meet held, Saratoga, NY; Princeton wins
  • Jul 31 US Coast Guard officers' training school established (New Bedford MA)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 2 Wilhelm Cuno, German ship owner/republic chancellor (1922-23)
  • Jul 4 William Farnum, actor (Spoilers, Man who Fights Alone), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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Jul 6 Harry Ford Sinclair, founder of Sinclair Oil (Teapot Dome Scandal), born in Benwood, West Virginia

Founder of Sinclair Oil Harry Ford Sinclair
Founder of Sinclair Oil
Harry Ford Sinclair
  • Jul 12 Max Jacob, French poet (d. 1944)
  • Jul 17 Maxim M Litvinov, [Meyer H Wallach], Russian diplomat
  • Jul 17 Rosa Jackson Lumpkin, lived to be 115 years old, born in Flint, Georgia (d. 1991)
  • Jul 17 Vittorio Gnecchi, composer
  • Jul 19 Joseph Fielding Smith, 10th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1972)
  • Jul 19 John Gunn, Former England cricketer (d. 1963)
  • Jul 20 Otto Blumenthal, German mathematician (d. 1944)
  • Jul 23 William Gillies Whittaker, composer
  • Jul 26 Ernest Schelling, Belvidere NJ, composer/conductor (Victory Ball)
  • Jul 29 Maria Ouspenskaya, Tula Russia, actress (Waterloo Bridge)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 8 Josef Dessauer, composer, dies at 78
  • Jul 11 Ottho G Heldring, vicar (H-gestichten), dies at 72
  • Jul 14 Thomas Hazlehurst, English Methodist chapel builder (b. 1816)
  • Jul 15 Aleksander Fredro, Polish comedy writer (Zemstra), dies at 82
  • Jul 24 Thomas Molleson Mudie, composer, dies at 66
  • Jul 27 Walter Channing, American physician who was the first to use anesthesia during childbirth, dies at 90