Historical Events in July 1881

  • Jul 1 1st international telephone conversation, Calais, Maine to St Stephen, New Brunswick
  • Jul 1 General Order 70, the culmination of the Cardwell-Childers reforms of the British Army's organisation, comes into effect
  • Jul 1 US Assay Office in St Louis, Missouri opens

Historic Event

Jul 2 US President James Garfield shot by Charles J. Guiteau a disappointed office-seeker; Garfield dies 79 days later

Historic Event

Jul 4 Booker T. Washington establishes Tuskegee Institute (Alabama)

  • Jul 13 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats defending champion John Hartley 6-0, 6-1, 6-1 for first of his 7 Wimbledon singles titles

Victory in Battle

Jul 20 Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull, surrenders to US federal troops

  • Jul 26 French marines occupy Tunisian harbor city Sfax