Historical Events in July 1896

  • Jul 1 Harbor of Ymuiden opens in the Netherlands

Historic Event

Jul 1 Wilfrid Laurier sworn in as 1st French speaking Prime Minister of Canada

Historic Event

Jul 8 Charles Tupper resigns as Prime Minister of Canada after losing the June 23rd election, his 69-day term the shortest in Canadian history

Presidential Convention

Jul 8 Orator William Jennings Bryan's "cross of gold" speech at Democratic convention in Chicago

  • Jul 11 Wilfrid Laurier sworn in as the 7th Prime Minister of Canada
  • Jul 13 Philadelphia outfielder Ed Delahanty becomes second major leaguer to hit 4 HRs in a game as Phillies lose 9-8 to Chicago Colts at the West Side Grounds, Chicago
  • Jul 16 Indian born K S Ranjitsinhji debuts for England v Australia in 2nd Test at Old Trafford; first Indian to play Test cricket
  • Jul 18 George Giffen is 1st to complete 1000/100 double, in 30th Test Cricket
  • Jul 18 Indian born K S Ranjitsinhji completes an unbeaten 154 on Test cricket debut for England in 2nd Test against Australia at Old Trafford
  • Jul 18 US Open Men's Golf, Shinnecock Hills: American-based Scot James Foulis wins by 3 strokes ahead of Englishman Horace Rawlins
  • Jul 20 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Harold Mahony beats 3-time champion Wilfred Baddeley 6-2, 6-8, 5-7, 8-6, 6-3
  • Jul 21 National Federation of Colored Women established in Washington, D.C.

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 21 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Defending champion Charlotte Cooper beats Alice Simpson Pickering 6-2, 6-3

  • Jul 26 Vitascope Hall, 1st permanent for-profit movie theatre, opens in New Orleans
  • Jul 28 City of Miami incorporated