What Happened on July 19, 1877

Historical Events

  • 1st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: 27-year-old English rackets player Spencer Gore wins inaugural event; beats William Marshall 6-1, 6-2, 6-4
  • Russo-Turkish War: First Russian assault on Plevna, Ottoman Empire (now Pleven, Bulgaria) fails; 3,000 Russian and 2,000 Turk casualties

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Fielder, English cricket fast bowler (6 Tests 1903-08), born in Plaxtol, Tonbridge, Kent (d. 1949)
Born in 1877

About July 19, 1877

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 146 years, 2 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer