On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1894

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Joshua Pim retains his title beating 2-time champion Wilfred Baddeley 10-8, 6-2, 8-6
  • Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley-Hillyard beats Edith Austin 6-1 6-1 for her 3rd of 6 Wimbledon singles titles

Famous Birthdays

  • Georges LemaĆ®tre, Belgian Catholic Priest, astronomer and physics professor, who initially proposed the universe expansion and big-bang theories, born in Charleroi, Belgium (d. 1966)

Famous Deaths

  • Josef Hyrtl, Austrian anatomist, dies at 83