What Happened in July 1885

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 The United States terminates reciprocity and fishery agreement with Canada.
  • Jul 2 Canada's North-west Insurrection ends with surrender of Big Bear

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Jul 6 Louis Pasteur successfully tests an anti-rabies vaccine

Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur
Bacteriologist
Louis Pasteur
  • Jul 17 9th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats H Lawford (7-5, 6-2 4-6 7-5)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 5 Andre Lhote, French painter/art historian (Traité du paysage)
  • Jul 6 Ernst Busch, German field marshal (d. 1945)
  • Jul 7 Ernest Bristow Farrar, composer
  • Jul 8 Ann Jemima Flower, oldest resident of Netherlands
  • Jul 8 Emil Bloch, German philosopher
  • Jul 11 Roger de la Fresnaye, French sculptor/painter
  • Jul 12 George Sainton Kaye Butterworth, composer
  • Jul 14 King Sisavang Vong of Laos (d. 1959)
  • Jul 17 Benjamin James Dale, composer
  • Jul 20 Gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian/critic
  • Jul 21 Frances Parkinson Keyes, American novelist (Dinner at Antoine's), born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 1970)
  • Jul 24 Desider Antalffy-Zsiross, Hungarian organist/composer
  • Jul 25 Benito Lynch, Irish/Argentine writer (Caranchos de la Florida)
  • Jul 26 Andre Maurois, Elbeuf, France, novelist/biographer
  • Jul 29 Theda Bara, American film actress (d. 1955)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Hermann von Fehling, German chemist (Fehling's reagens), dies at 73
  • Jul 7 Nicola De Giosa, composer, dies at 66
  • Jul 8 Henry Waelput, Flemish composer/conductor (Blessing of Arms), dies
  • Jul 15 Rosalia de Castro, Spanish writer and poet in the Galician language ('Séculos Escuros') (b. 1837)
  • Jul 17 Jean-Charles Chapais, Canadian politician (b. 1811)

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Jul 23 Ulysses S. Grant, 18th US President (1869-77) and Union general, dies of esophageal cancer in Mount McGregor NY at 63

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant