What Happened in July 1885

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 The United States terminates reciprocity and fishery agreement with Canada
  • Jul 2 Canada's North-west Insurrection ends with surrender of Big Bear

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 6 Louis Pasteur successfully tests an anti-rabies vaccine

Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur
Bacteriologist
Louis Pasteur
  • Jul 17 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats Herbert Lawford 7-5, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 5 André Lhote, French painter and art historian (Traité du paysage), born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1962)
  • Jul 6 Ernst Busch, German field marshal (d. 1945)
  • Jul 7 Ernest Bristow Farrar, composer
  • Jul 8 Ann Jemima Flower, oldest resident of Netherlands
  • Jul 8 Emil Bloch, German philosopher
  • Jul 11 Roger de la Fresnaye, French sculptor/painter
  • Jul 12 George Butterworth, English composer, born in Paddington, London (d. 1916)
  • Jul 14 King Sisavang Vong of Laos (d. 1959)
  • Jul 17 Benjamin James Dale, composer
  • Jul 20 Gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian/critic
  • Jul 21 Frances Parkinson Keyes, American novelist (Dinner at Antoine's), born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 1970)
  • Jul 24 Desider Antalffy-Zsiross, Hungarian organist and composer, born in Nagybecskerek, Hungary (d. 1945)
  • Jul 25 Benito Lynch, Irish-Argentine writer (Caranchos de la Florida), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1951)
  • Jul 26 Andre Maurois [Emile Herzog], French writer (Balzac), born in Elbeuf, France (d. 1967)
  • Jul 29 Theda Bara, American film actress (Cleopatra, The Unchastened Woman), born in Avondale, Ohio (d. 1955)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Hermann von Fehling, German chemist (Fehling's reagens), dies at 73
  • Jul 7 Nicola De Giosa, Italian composer, dies at 66
  • Jul 8 Henry Waelput, Flemish composer/conductor (Blessing of Arms), dies
  • Jul 15 Rosalia de Castro, Spanish writer and poet in the Galician language ('Séculos Escuros') (b. 1837)
  • Jul 17 Jean-Charles Chapais, Canadian politician (b. 1811)

Person of interestUlysses S. Grant

Jul 23 Ulysses S. Grant, 18th US President (1869-77) and Union general, dies of esophageal cancer in Mount McGregor NY at 63

Union General and US President Ulysses S. Grant
Union General and US President
Ulysses S. Grant