What Happened on July 17, 1885

Historical Events

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Benjamin Dale, British composer (Before the Paling of the Stars; The Flowing Tide), and educator (Royal Academy), born in Upper Holloway, Islington, England (d. 1943)
Born in 1885

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? 137 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer