On This Day

Historical Events in July 1889

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 1 Frederick Douglass named US Minister to Haiti

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass
  • Jul 1 US mint at Carson City, Nevada reopens
  • Jul 4 Washington state constitutional convention holds 1st meeting
  • Jul 6 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley-Hillyard beats Lena Rice 4-6, 8-6, 6-4

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jul 8 John L. Sullivan KOs Jake Kilrain in 75 rounds (last bare-knuckle bout)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion John L. Sullivan
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
John L. Sullivan
  • Jul 8 Wall Street Journal begins publishing
  • Jul 8 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw wins his 7th Wimbledon singles title; beats twin brother Ernest Renshaw 6-4, 6-1, 3-6, 6-0
  • Jul 11 Tijuana in Mexico becomes a city