On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1885

Historical Events

  • Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Defending champion Maud Watson defeats Blanche Bingley 6–1, 7–5

Famous Birthdays

  • Benjamin James Dale, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jean-Charles Chapais, Canadian politician (considered Father of the Canadian Confederation), dies at 73
1885 Highlights

About July 17, 1885

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 136 years, 3 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer