Historical Events in July 1880

  • Jul 15 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Hartley beats Herbert Lawford 6-2, 6-3, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
  • Jul 16 Dr. Emily Stowe becomes the first woman licenced to practise medicine in Canada.
  • Jul 19 San Francisco Public Library starts lending books
  • Jul 21 Compressed air accident kills 20 workers on Hudson River tunnel, NY
  • Jul 24 1st commercial hydroelectric power plant in the world begins generating electricity in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Jul 27 Alexander P. Ashbourne patents a process for refining coconut oil
  • Jul 27 Battle of Maiwand, at which Dr Watson is wounded, breaks out