July 1896 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 Harbor of Ymuiden opens
  • Jul 1 Wilfrid Laurel sworn in as 1st French speaking premier of Canada

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jul 8 William Jennings Bryan's "cross of gold" speech at Democratic convention in Chicago

US Politician William Jennings Bryan
US Politician
William Jennings Bryan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 8 Charles Tupper resigns as Prime Minister of Canada after losing the June 23rd election, his 69-day term the shortest in Canadian history

6th Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper
6th Prime Minister of Canada
Charles Tupper

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 11 Wilfrid Laurier sworn in as the 7th Prime Minister of Canada

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier
Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid Laurier
  • Jul 21 National Federation of Afro-American Women & Colored Women's
  • Jul 28 City of Miami incorporated

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 2 Lydia Mei, Estonian artist (d. 1965)
  • Jul 4 Mao Dun, Chinese writer (d. 1981)
  • Jul 6 Thomas W McKnew, president (National Geographic Society)
  • Jul 10 Thérèse Casgrain, French Canadian politician and senator (d. 1981)
  • Jul 13 Mordecai Ardon, Israeli painter (d. 1992)
  • Jul 14 Buenaventura Durruti, Spanish anarchist (d. 1936)
  • Jul 16 Mauritius R J Dekker [Boris Robazki], Dutch writer (Merkteken)
  • Jul 16 Trygve Lie, Norwegian politician and 1st Secretary-General of the United Nations (1946-52), born in Oslo (d. 1968)
  • Jul 16 Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, German eugenicist and Nazi physician (d. 1969)
  • Jul 19 A. J. Cronin, Scottish writer (Citadel, Shining Victory), born in Cardross (d. 1981)
  • Jul 24 Hermann Kasack, German writer (Die Stadt hinter dem Strom), born in Potsdam, Germany (d. 1966)
  • Jul 25 Richard N Gale, English general/airborne commander (Normandy)
  • Jul 27 Henri Longchambon, French politician (d. 1969)

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 1 Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author (Uncle Tom's Cabin), dies at 85

Abolitionist and Author Harriet Beecher Stowe
Abolitionist and Author
Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Jul 11 Ernst Curtius, German archaeologist/historian (Olympia), dies at 81
  • Jul 13 August Kekule von Stradonitz, German chemist who discovered structure of benzene ring, born in Darmstadt, dies at 66
  • Jul 16 Edmond-Louis-Antoine Huot de Goncourt, novelist, dies at 74
  • Jul 16 William Hamilton Gibson, illustrator/author/novelist, dies
  • Jul 19 Abraham H. Cannon, American Mormon apostle (b. 1859)