July 1871 in History

Events in History

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 3 Jesse James robs bank in Corydon, Iowa ($45,000)

Outlaw Jesse James
Outlaw
Jesse James
  • 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


HeartWedding of Interest

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

Suffragette Kate Sheppard
Suffragette
Kate Sheppard

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