On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1873

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Henry Ossian Flipper of Georgia enters West Point Military Academy

Soldier and Former Slave Henry Ossian Flipper
Soldier and Former Slave
Henry Ossian Flipper
  • Prince Edward Island becomes 7th Canadian province

Famous Birthdays

  • Alice Guy-Blaché, French film director who was the first woman to direct a film (The Fairy of the Cabbages), born in Paris (d. 1968)
1873 Highlights

About July 1, 1873

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 147 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer