Historical Events in July 1893

  • Jul 1 SF Bay City Club opens 1st US bicycle race track, made of wood
  • Jul 6 The small town of Pomeroy, Iowa, is nearly destroyed by a tornado that kills 71 people and injures 200.

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Jul 9 Daniel Williams performs 1st successful open heart surgery without anesthesia

Heart surgeon Daniel Williams
Heart surgeon
Daniel Williams
  • Jul 11 The first cultured pearl is obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto.
  • Jul 11 A revolution led by the liberal general and politician, José Santos Zelaya, takes over state power in Nicaragua.
  • Jul 17 Arthur Shrewsbury is 1st to score 1,000 runs in Test Cricket
  • Jul 18 Australian Harry Graham scores 107 on cricket debut Australia v England, Lord's
  • Jul 20 10th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley (6-8 6-1 6-4)
  • Jul 20 17th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Joshua Pim beats Wilfred Baddeley (3-6 6-1 6-3 6-2)
  • Jul 22 Katharine Lee Bates writes "America the Beautiful" in Colorado
  • Jul 24 For only time in history of US Tennis championships, an event is held off the Eastern seaboard. Men's double championship in Chicago

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Jul 28 A petition organised by Kate Sheppard, demanding women's suffrage, is delivered to New Zealand's parliament; signed by over 25,000 women, a 5th of the adult European female population

Suffragette Kate Sheppard
Kate Sheppard
  • Jul 31 Henry Perky patents shredded wheat
  • Jul 31 Gaelic League is founded by Douglas Hyde and Eoin MacNeill in order to encourage Irish people to speak the language and take a greater interest in their culture