Historical Events in July 1889

Historic Event

Jul 1 Frederick Douglass named US Minister to Haiti

  • 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

Boxing Title Fight

Jul 8 John L. Sullivan successfully defends last officially sanctioned, bare-knuckle world heavyweight prizefighting championship; Jake Kilrain's trainer throws in towel after 75 x 1-minute rounds near Hattiesburg, Mississippi

  • 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