What Happened on July 17, 1885

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: 5 straight Wimbledon titles for William Renshaw; for second consecutive year he beats Herbert Lawford 7-5, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5

Famous Birthdays

  • Benjamin James Dale, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jean-Charles Chapais, Canadian politician (b. 1811)