On This Day

What Happened in July 1875

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 Universal Postal Union established
  • Jul 4 White Democrats kill several blacks in terrorist attacks in Vicksburg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 7 Jesse James robs train in Otterville, Missouri

Outlaw Jesse James
Outlaw
Jesse James
  • Jul 19 Emma Abbott, a floating hospital for sick children, makes trial trip, NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 3 Ernst Ferdinand Sauerbruch, German Nazi surgeon, born in Barmen, German Empire (d. 1951)
  • Jul 4 Giovanni & Giacomo Tocci, Italian siamese twins, born in Locana (probable date),
  • Jul 10 Mary McLeod Bethune, American educator (Bethune-Cookman College) and civil rights leader, born in Maysville, South Carolina (d. 1955)
  • Jul 15 Frank "Pop" Morgenweck, basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)
  • Jul 15 Jean van den Eeckhoudt, Belgian painter
  • Jul 17 Donald Francis Tovey, Eton England, musicologist/composer

Person of interestCarl Jung

Jul 26 Carl Jung, Swiss Psychiatrist (founded analytic psychology), born in Kesswil, Switzerland (d. 1961)

Psychiatrist Carl Jung
Psychiatrist
Carl Jung
  • Jul 26 Antonio Machado, Spanish poet (Campos de Castilla), born in Seville, Spain (d. 1939)
  • Jul 30 James W. Tate, English composer, born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire (d. 1922)
  • Jul 31 Harry Northrup [Henri N.], French-born American poet and actor (The Heart of Maryland, The Unchastened Woman), born in Paris, France (d. 1936)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 9 Francis Preston Blair Jr, famed St Louis lawyer, dies at 54
  • Jul 10 Henry L. Benning, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 61
  • Jul 17 Gabor Matray, composer, dies at 77
  • Jul 23 Isaac Singer, American inventor (1st practical home sewing machine), dies at 63
  • Jul 30 George Pickett, American Confederate general (b. 1825)

Person of interestAndrew Johnson

Jul 31 Andrew Johnson, 17th US President (Unionist: 1865-69), dies of a stroke at 66

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson