On This Day

Historical Events in July 1878

  • Jul 1 Canada joins the Universal Postal Union
  • Jul 5 The coat of arms of the Baku governorate was established
  • Jul 7 Social-Democratic United forms in Amsterdam
  • Jul 9 American inventor Henry Tibbe patents an improved corncob pipe design
  • Jul 12 Fever epidemic in New Orleans begin, it will kill 4,500
  • Jul 13 Congress of Berlin ends, redrawing the terms of Treaty of San Stefano to give Russia less influence in old Ottoman Empire
  • Jul 17 Nqwiliso, tribal chief of Western Pondoland and eldest son of Ndamase, signs a treaty with H.G. Elliott ceding sovereign rights and shipping in the Umzimvubu River mouth to the Cape government, Southern Africa
  • Jul 18 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Frank Hadow makes his lone Wimbledon appearance, and wins; beats defending champion Spencer Gore 7-5, 6-1, 9-7
  • Jul 20 1st telephone introduced in Hawaii
  • Jul 26 In California, poet and American West outlaw calling himself "Black Bart" makes his last clean getaway when he steals a safe box from a Wells Fargo stagecoach. The empty box found later with a taunting poem inside.
  • Jul 30 German anti-semitism begins during the Reichstag election