On This Day

Historical Events in July 1896

  • Jul 1 Harbor of Ymuiden opens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier
Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid Laurier

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

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

US Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan
US Secretary of State
William Jennings Bryan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

6th Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper
6th Prime Minister of Canada
Charles Tupper
  • Jul 11 Wilfrid Laurier sworn in as the 7th Prime Minister of Canada
  • Jul 13 Ed Delahanty becomes 2nd major leaguer to hit 4 HRs in a game as Phillies lose 9-8 to Chicago Colts
  • Jul 18 US Open Men's Golf, Shinnecock Hills: American-based Scot James Foulis wins by 3 strokes ahead of Englishman Horace Rawlins
  • Jul 18 George Giffen is 1st to complete 1000/100 double, in 30th Test Cricket
  • Jul 18 Ranjitsinhji completes 154* on Test Cricket debut v Aust, Old Trafford
  • 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.

Sport awardTennis Open

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

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