On This Day

Historical Events in July 1885

  • Jul 1 The United States terminates reciprocity and fishery agreement with Canada
  • Jul 2 Canada's North-west Insurrection ends with surrender of Big Bear

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Jul 6 Louis Pasteur successfully give an anti-rabies vaccine to 9-year-old Joseph Meister, saving his life

Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur
Bacteriologist
Louis Pasteur
  • Jul 6 William T. Stead's "The Maiden Tribute of Modern Babylon" 1st published, describes how he was able to buy a 13 year old girl in "The Pall Mall Gazette"
  • Jul 13 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: 5 straight Wimbledon titles for William Renshaw; for second consecutive year he beats Herbert Lawford 7-5, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
  • Jul 17 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Defending champion Maud Watson defeats Blanche Bingley 6–1, 7–5