Historical Events in July 1877

  • Jul 1 1st edition of "Amsterdammer" published
  • Jul 9 First ever Wimbledon tennis championship begins - first offical lawn tennis tournament - men's singles only
  • Jul 10 The then villa of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, formally receives its city charter from the Royal Crown of Spain
  • Jul 11 Kate Edger becomes New Zealand’s first woman graduate and the first woman in the British Empire to earn a Bachelor of Arts
  • Jul 14 General strike brings US railroad to a stand still
  • Jul 19 1st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Spencer W Gore beats Marshall (61 62 64)
  • Jul 20 Military shoots on stopped railroad workers in Balt, kills 9
  • Jul 21 -27] US army breaks railroad strike
  • Jul 23 1st US municipal railroad, Cincinnati Southern, begins operations
  • Jul 23 1st telephone & telegraph line in Hawaii completed
  • Jul 24 1st time federal troops are used to combat strikers
  • Jul 31 Second Russian assault on Plevna, Turkey fails, during Russo-Turkish War, 7,300 Russian casualties