What Happened in July 1880

Historical Events

  • Jul 15 4th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Hartley beats H Lawford (6-2 6-3 6-2 2-6 6-3)
  • Jul 16 Dr. Emily Stowe becomes the first woman licenced to practice medicine in Canada.
  • Jul 19 SF Public Library starts lending books
  • Jul 21 Compressed air accident kills 20 workers on Hudson River tunnel, NY
  • Jul 23 1st commercial hydroelectric power planet begins, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Jul 27 A P Abourne patents a process for refining coconut oil
  • Jul 27 Battle of Maiwand, at which Dr Watson is wounded, breaks out

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 2 Albert Szirmai, composer
  • Jul 3 Carl Schuricht, composer
  • Jul 4 George Mullin, pitcher (Detroit Tigers-no-hitter on 7/4/1912)
  • Jul 4 Pat Rooney, vaudevillian/actor (Night Club)
  • Jul 5 Jan Kubelik, Czech composer and violinist, born in Michle (d. 1940)
  • Jul 12 Tod Browning, American film director (d. 1962)
  • Jul 14 Donald Meek, actor (Stage Fair, Stagecoach), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jul 18 Otto Vrieslander, composer
  • Jul 20 Hermann earl Keyserling, German philosopher/writer
  • Jul 21 Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Slovak politician, French general and astronomer (d. 1919)
  • Jul 24 Ernest Bloch, Geneva Switzerland, composer (MacBeth)
  • Jul 24 Kristian Hellström, Swedish athlete (d. 1946)
  • Jul 26 Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Ukrainian statesman (d. 1951)
  • Jul 27 Donald Crisp, Scotland, actor (How Green Was My Valley, Pollyana)
  • Jul 27 Joseph Tinker, baseball Hall of Famer, 1/3 of fame double play combo
  • Jul 30 Robert Rutherford McCormick, US, editor/publisher (Chicago Tribune)
  • Jul 31 Munshi Premchand, Indian Author (d. 1936)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 9 Paul Broca, French physician and anatomist (b. 1824)
  • Jul 21 Hiram Walden, American politician (b. 1800)
  • Jul 22 Anna Caroline Oury, composer, dies at 72