On This Day

July 1873 in History

Events in History


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Jul 1 Henry Ossian Flipper of Georgia enters West Point Military Academy

Soldier and Former Slave Henry Ossian Flipper
Soldier and Former Slave
Henry Ossian Flipper
  • Jul 1 Prince Edward Island becomes 7th Canadian province
  • Jul 4 Aquarium opens in Woodward Gardens, San Francisco

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Jul 10 French poet Paul Verlaine wounds Arthur Rimbaud with pistol

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Jul 21 Jesse James and James Younger gang's 1st train robbery at Adair, Iowa

Outlaw Jesse James
Outlaw
Jesse James

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 20 Alberto Santos-Dumont, Brazilian aviator (d. 1932)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 5 John Robertson, American politician, dies at 87
  • Jul 19 Samuel Wilberforce, English bishop and one of the greatest public speakers of his day (remembered for his opposition to Darwin's theory of evolution), dies at 67