Historical Events in July 1881

  • Jul 1 1st international telephone conversation, Calais, ME-St Stephen, NB
  • Jul 1 US Assay Office in St Louis, Missouri opens
  • Jul 1 General Order 70, the culmination of the Cardwell-Childers reforms of the British Army's organisation, comes into effect.

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Jul 2 US President James Garfield shot by Charles J. Guiteau a disappointed office-seeker; Garfield died 79 days later

20th US President James Garfield
20th US President
James Garfield
Assassin Charles J. Guiteau
Assassin
Charles J. Guiteau

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Jul 4 Booker T. Washington establishes Tuskegee Institute (Alabama)

Education Pioneer Booker T. Washington
Education Pioneer
Booker T. Washington
  • Jul 13 5th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats J Hartley (6-0 6-1 6-1)

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Jul 20 Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull, surrenders to US federal troops

Lakota Sioux Chief Sitting Bull
Lakota Sioux Chief
Sitting Bull
  • Jul 26 French marines occupy Tunisian harbor city Sfax