What Happened on July 7, 1890

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Irishman Willoughby Hamilton wins his only Wimbledon title beating William Renshaw 6-8, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
  • Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lena Rice becomes the only Irish female to win at Wimbledon beating Blanche Bingley on a walkover

Famous Birthdays

  • Tom Powers, US actor (Station West, Destination Moon), born in Owensboro, Kentucky

Famous Deaths


Person of interestHenri Nestlé

Henri Nestlé, German-Swiss industrialist (founder of Nestlé), dies from heart attack at 75

Founder of Nestlé Henri Nestlé
Founder of Nestlé
Henri Nestlé