July 1877 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 1st edition of "Amsterdammer" published
  • 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 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

Birthdays in History

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 2 Hermann Hesse, German-Swiss novelist and poet (Steppenwolf, Nobel 1946), born in Calw, Württemberg, Germany (d. 1962)

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse
  • Jul 6 Niceto A Zamora y Torres, premier/president of Spain (1931-36)
  • Jul 16 Béla Schick, Hungarian/US children artist (Serum Krankheit)
  • Jul 24 Calogero Vizzini, Sicilian mafioso (d. 1954)
  • Jul 26 Hubert Ahaus, missionary (Harvest Fields)

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 11 Scientist and inventor Alexander Graham Bell (30) weds Mabel Hubbard (19) at the Hubbard estate in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Deaths in History

  • Jul 13 Wilhelm E Freiherr von Ketteler, German bishop of Mainz, dies at 65