What Happened in July 1882

Historical Events

  • Jul 4 Telegraph Hill Observatory opens in San Francisco
  • Jul 6 14 Russian Jews from Bilu arrive in Jaffa, Palestine
  • Jul 11 British fleet bombs Alexandria
  • Jul 12 1st ocean pier in US completed, Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 13 200 die as train derails near Tcherny, Russia
  • Jul 17 6th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats E Renshaw (6-1 2-6 4-6 6-2 6-2)
  • Jul 18 Louisville Tony Mullane is 1st to pitch righty then lefty

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jul 28 Richard Wagner's opera "Parsifal" premieres in Beirut

Composer Richard Wagner
Composer
Richard Wagner

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 2 Edgar Mayne, cricketer (Australian batsman, prolific for Victoria)
  • Jul 4 Cornelis van der Lugt Melsert, Dutch actor/dir (Willem van Oranje)
  • Jul 5 Inayat Khan, Indian sufi (d. 1927).
  • Jul 6 Ralph Morgan, [Wupperman], American actor (Creeper, Imposter, Jack London), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 7 Zdzislaw Jachimecki, composer
  • Jul 8 Percy Grainger, composer/pianist/conductor (Hill Songs), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jul 8 Waverley John Anderson, Scottish viscount/governor of Bengal
  • Jul 10 Ima Hogg, Texas art patron/founder of Houston Symphony
  • Jul 10 Riccadro Pick-Mangiagalli, composer
  • Jul 16 Edward Earle, actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 16 Felix Locher, Switzerland, actor (Frankenstein's Daughter)
  • Jul 18 Manuel Galvez, Argentina writer/poet/historian (Paraguay)
  • Jul 21 David Burliuk, Ukrainian artist (d. 1967)
  • Jul 22 Edward Hopper, US painter (House by the Railroad)
  • Jul 25 George S. Rentz, Navy Chaplain, Navy Cross (d. 1942)
  • Jul 27 Geoffrey de Havilland, British aircraft designer (d. 1965)
  • Jul 30 Holmes Herbert, Mansfield England, actor (The Kiss)
  • Jul 30 Leo van Puyfielde, Flemish art historian
  • Jul 31 Grete Gulbransson, writer

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 4 Joseph Brackett, American composer (b. 1797)
  • Jul 9 Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean war hero(b. 1848)
  • Jul 11 Eugene L Simonis, Belgian sculptor, dies on 72nd birthday
  • Jul 12 Alfred Humphreys Pease, composer, dies at 44
  • Jul 13 Johnny Ringo, American Gunfighter (b. 1850)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 16 Mary Todd Lincoln, American wife of Abraham Lincoln and US First Lady (1861-65), dies at 63

First Lady of the United States Mary Todd Lincoln
First Lady of the United States
Mary Todd Lincoln