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 and actor (Night Club), born in NYC, New York (d. 1962)
  • Jul 5 Jan Kubelik, Czech composer and violinist, born in Michle (d. 1940)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 7 Otto Frederick Rohwedder, American engineer (invented the bread-slicing machine), born in Davenport, Iowa (d. 1960)

  • Jul 12 Tod Browning, American film director (d. 1962)
  • Jul 14 Donald Meek, actor (Stage Fair, Stagecoach), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1946)
  • 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, composer (MacBeth), born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Jul 24 Kristian Hellström, Swedish athlete, born in Stockholm, Sweden (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, American editor/publisher (Chicago Tribune)
  • Jul 31 Munshi Premchand [Dhanpat Rai], Indian author, born in Lamhi, Benares State, British India (d. 1936)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 9 Paul Broca, French physician and anatomist (b. 1824)
  • Jul 21 Hiram Walden, American politician, dies at 79
  • Jul 22 Anna Caroline Oury, composer, dies at 72