On This Day

July 1871 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 The decimal currency system is made uniform in Canada

Historic Event

Jul 3 Jesse James robs a bank of $45,000 in Corydon, Iowa

  • Jul 5 Trial against Kiowa chief Satanta (White Bear) and Big Tree, begins
  • Jul 13 World's first championship cat show; Organised by Harrison Weir and held in Crystal Palace, London
  • Jul 20 British Columbia joins the confederation of Canada.
  • Jul 25 Carousel patented by Wilhelm Schneider, Davenport, Iowa

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 3 William Henry Davies, Welsh poet (Autobiography of a Super Tramp), born in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales (d. 1940)
  • Jul 8 Kornelis ter Laan, 1st Dutch socialist mayor (Zaandam)
  • Jul 10 Marcel Proust, French intellectual and novelist (Remembrance of Things Past), born in Paris, France (d. 1922)
  • Jul 11 Stjepan Radic, founder/leader (Croatian Farmers' Party)
  • Jul 15 Kunikida Doppo, Japanese writer (d. 1908)
  • Jul 17 Lyonel Feininger, German-American cartoonist and painter, born in NYC, New York (d. 1956)
  • Jul 18 Giacomo Balla, Italian painter (Dog at a Rope), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1958)

Weddings in History

Kate Sheppard

Jul 21 Suffragette Kate Sheppard (24) weds general merchant Walter Allen Sheppard in Christchurch, New Zealand

Deaths in History

  • Jul 5 Cristina Trivulzio di Belgioioso, Italian princess and politician, dies at 63
  • Jul 6 Antonio de Castro Alves, Brazilian poet (O navio negreiro), dies at 34
  • Jul 16 Tad Lincoln, youngest son of U.S. president Abraham Lincoln, dies at 18
  • Jul 31 Phoebe Cary, American poet (Poems of Alice & Phoebe Cary), dies at 46