July 1876 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 3 Montenegro declares war on Turkey
  • Jul 4 1st public exhibition of electric light in San Francisco
  • Jul 4 Batholdi visits Bedloe Island, future home of his Statue of Liberty
  • Jul 8 White terrorists attack Black Republicans in Hamburg South Carolina, killing 5
  • Jul 9 Black landowner murdered in Hamburg South Carolina
  • Jul 13 29th US Postmaster General: James N Tyner of Indiana takes office
  • Jul 20 1st US intercollegiate track meet held, Saratoga, NY; Princeton wins
  • Jul 31 US Coast Guard officers' training school established (New Bedford Massachusetts)

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 2 Wilhelm Cuno, German ship owner/republic chancellor (1922-23)

Person of interestHarry Ford Sinclair

Jul 6 Harry Ford Sinclair, founder of Sinclair Oil (Teapot Dome Scandal), born in Benwood, West Virginia

Founder of Sinclair Oil Harry Ford Sinclair
Founder of Sinclair Oil
Harry Ford Sinclair
  • Jul 12 Max Jacob, French poet (d. 1944)
  • Jul 17 Maxim M Litvinov, [Meyer H Wallach], Russian diplomat
  • Jul 17 Rosa Jackson Lumpkin, lived to be 115 years old, born in Flint, Georgia (d. 1991)
  • Jul 19 Joseph Fielding Smith, 10th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1972)
  • Jul 20 Otto Blumenthal, German mathematician (d. 1944)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 11 Ottho G Heldring, vicar (H-gestichten), dies at 72
  • Jul 14 Thomas Hazlehurst, English Methodist chapel builder (b. 1816)
  • Jul 27 Walter Channing, American physician who was the first to use anesthesia during childbirth, dies at 90