On This Day

Historical Events in July 1895

  • Jul 4 Katherine Lee Bates publishes "America the Beautiful"
  • Jul 8 Delagoa Bay Railway opens in South Africa
  • Jul 11 Auguste and Louis Lumière show film for scientists
  • Jul 13 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Wilfred Baddeley beats Wilberforce Eaves 4-6, 2-6, 8-6, 6-2, 6-3 for his third Wimbledon singles title

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 15 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats Helen Jackson 7-5, 8-6 for her first of 5 Wimbledon singles titles

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jul 16 Lancashire batsman Archie MacLaren scores the first-ever quadruple-hundred (424) in first-class cricket against Somerset at Taunton