On This Day

Historical Events in July 1886

  • Jul 3 1st NY Tribune printing using 1st commercial linotype machine

Historic Event

Jul 3 In Germany, Karl Benz drives 1st automobile

  • Jul 4 1st scheduled transcontinental passenger train reaches Port Moody, British Columbia
  • Jul 6 Horlick's of Wisconsin offers 1st malted milk to public
  • Jul 10 George Goldie gets charter for Royal Niger Company
  • Jul 13 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats Herbert Lawford for the 3rd straight year 6-0, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 for his 6th consecutive Wimbledon championship
  • Jul 17 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley defeats 2-time defending champion Maud Watson 6–3, 6-3
  • Jul 23 American civilian Steve Brodie allegedly survives plunge from Brooklyn Bridge (135-feet)
  • Jul 24 China takes British protectorate of Burma

Historic Event

Jul 28 British government led by Lord Salisbury forms