July 1889 in History

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 1 Frederick Douglass named Minister to Haiti

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass
  • Jul 1 US mint at Carson City, Nevada reopens
  • Jul 4 Washington state constitutional convention holds 1st meeting
  • Jul 8 John L Sullivan KOs Jake Kilrain in 75 rounds (last bare-knuckle bout)
  • Jul 8 Wall Street Journal begins publishing
  • Jul 11 Tijuana in Mexico becomes a city
  • Jul 30 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Naval Treaty" (BG)

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 9 Leo Dandurand, American-born Canadian hockey executive (d. 1964)
  • Jul 11 Alfred E Green, Perris CA, director (Copacabana, Jolson Story)
  • Jul 13 Louise of Mountbatten, Queen of Sweden (d. 1965)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 17 Erle Stanley Gardner, American detective writer (Perry Mason), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1970)

Detective Writer Erle Stanley Gardner
Detective Writer
Erle Stanley Gardner
  • Jul 29 Karl Otten, German Expressionist writer, born in Oberkr├╝chten (d. 1963)
  • Jul 30 Vladimir K Zworykin, USSR, electronics engineer/inventor, father of TV

Deaths in History

  • Jul 11 Gyula Reviczky, Hungarian author/poet, dies at 34
  • Jul 13 Robert Hamerling, Austrian poet (b. 1830)
  • Jul 16 Michele Amari, Italian historian/minister of Education, dies at 83
  • Jul 21 Nelson Dewey, American politician, 1st Governor of Wisconsin (b. 1813)