On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1889

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • John L Sullivan KOs Jake Kilrain in 75 rounds (last bare-knuckle bout)
  • Wall Street Journal begins publishing
  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw wins his 7th Wimbledon singles title; beats twin brother Ernest Renshaw 6-4, 6-1, 3-6, 6-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Eugene Pallette, American actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Mark of Zorro), born in Winfield, Kansas (d. 1954)