What Happened in July 1889

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 1 Frederick Douglass named Minister to Haiti

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass
  • Jul 1 US mint at Carson City, Nevada reopens
  • Jul 4 Washington state constitutional convention holds 1st meeting
  • Jul 8 John L Sullivan KOs Jake Kilrain in 75 rounds (last bare-knuckle bout)
  • Jul 8 Wall Street Journal begins publishing
  • Jul 11 Tijuana in Mexico becomes a city
  • Jul 13 6th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley beats Lena Rice (4-6 8-6 6-4)
  • Jul 13 13th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats E Renshaw (6-4 6-1 3-6 6-0)
  • Jul 30 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Naval Treaty" (BG)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 2 Cor Hermus, Dutch actor, director and writer (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes, A Mother), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1953)
  • Jul 5 Jean Cocteau, French writer/artist/director (Le Potamak, Orphée)
  • Jul 8 Eugene Pallette, American actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Mark of Zorro), born in Winfield, Kansas (d. 1954)
  • Jul 9 Leo Dandurand, American-born Canadian hockey executive (d. 1964)
  • Jul 10 Robert [Harriot] Barrat, American actor (Bad Lands, Go West, Distant Drums), born in NYC, New York (d. 1970)
  • Jul 11 Alfred E Green, Perris CA, director (Copacabana, Jolson Story)
  • Jul 13 Louise of Mountbatten, Queen of Sweden (d. 1965)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 14 Ante Pavelić, Croatian leader of Nazi Germany puppet Independent State of Croatia, born in Bradina, Austria-Hungary (d. 1959)

Croatian Fascist Leader Ante Pavelić
Croatian Fascist Leader
Ante Pavelić
  • Jul 15 Marjorie Rambeau, American actress (Primrose Path, Torch Song), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1970)
  • Jul 16 Larry Semon, American comedian (d. 1928)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 17 Erle Stanley Gardner, American detective writer (Perry Mason), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1970)

Detective Writer Erle Stanley Gardner
Detective Writer
Erle Stanley Gardner
  • Jul 20 John Charles Reith, 1st Baron Reith, British broadcasting executive and 1st director-general of BBC (1927-38), born in Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland (d. 1971)
  • Jul 22 Frederick Preston Search, composer
  • Jul 22 James Whale, English film director (Frankenstein, Show Boat), born in Dudley, England (d. 1957)
  • Jul 29 Karl Otten, German Expressionist writer, born in Oberkrüchten (d. 1963)
  • Jul 31 Donald Foster, American actor (Hazel, Lord Love A Duck), born in Oil City, Pennsylvania (d. 1969)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 4 Auguste Mermet, composer, dies at 79
  • Jul 7 Giovanni Bottesini, Italian Romantic composer, conductor and a double bass virtuoso, dies at 67
  • Jul 11 Gyula Reviczky, Hungarian author/poet, dies at 34
  • Jul 13 Carli Zoeller, composer, dies at 49
  • Jul 13 Robert Hamerling, Austrian poet (b. 1830)
  • Jul 16 Michele Amari, Italian historian/minister of Education, dies at 83
  • Jul 21 Nelson Dewey, American politician, 1st Governor of Wisconsin (b. 1813)
  • Jul 30 Charles Absolom, cricketer (Test for Eng), dies in an accident