Historical Events in July 1890

  • Jul 1 Great Britain and Germany sign Zanzibar-Helgoland Treaty
  • Jul 1 Canada and Bermuda are linked by telegraph cable.
  • Jul 2 Congress passes Sherman Antitrust Act
  • Jul 3 Idaho admitted as 43rd US state
  • Jul 3 King Leopold II gives Congo, previously a private possession, to Belgium
  • Jul 7 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Irishman Willoughby Hamilton wins his only Wimbledon title beating William Renshaw 6-8, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
  • Jul 7 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lena Rice becomes the only Irish female to win at Wimbledon beating Blanche Bingley on a walkover
  • Jul 10 Wyoming becomes 44th state of US (1st with female suffrage)

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Jul 17 Cecil Rhodes becomes Premier of Cape Colony

British Businessman and Imperialist Politician Cecil Rhodes
British Businessman and Imperialist Politician
Cecil Rhodes
  • Jul 20 "Gibbons Stamp Monthly" begins publishing
  • Jul 20 Snow and hail in Calais, Maine
  • Jul 23 Jack Barrett carries his cricket bat for Australia at Lord's (67)

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Jul 27 Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh shoots himself in Auvers-sur-Oise, dies of injuries 2 days later