July 1885 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 The United States terminates reciprocity and fishery agreement with Canada
  • Jul 2 Canada's North-west Insurrection ends with surrender of Big Bear

Event of Interest

Jul 6 Louis Pasteur successfully give an anti-rabies vaccine to 9-year-old Joseph Meister, saving his life

  • Jul 6 William T. Stead's "The Maiden Tribute of Modern Babylon" 1st published, describes how he was able to buy a 13 year old girl in "The Pall Mall Gazette"

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 5 André Lhote, French painter and art historian (Traité du paysage), born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1962)
  • Jul 6 Ernst Busch, German field marshal (WWII), born in Essen, German Empire (d. 1945)
  • Jul 8 Emil Bloch, German Marxist philosopher, born in Ludwigshafen, Germany (d. 1977)
  • Jul 8 Hugo Boss, German fashion designer (Hugo Boss), born in Metzingen, Kingdom of Württemberg (d. 1948)
  • Jul 11 Roger de la Fresnaye, French sculptor and Cubist painter, born in Le Mons, France (d. 1925)
  • Jul 14 Sisavang Vong, King of Laos (1904-59), born in Luang Phrabang (d. 1959)
  • Jul 20 Gustave Charlier, Belgian literary historian and critic, born in Huy, Belgium (d. 1959)
  • Jul 21 Frances Parkinson Keyes, American novelist (Dinner at Antoine's), born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 1970)
  • Jul 25 Benito Lynch, Irish-Argentine writer (Caranchos de la Florida), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1951)
  • Jul 26 Andre Maurois [Emile Herzog], French writer (Balzac), born in Elbeuf, France (d. 1967)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 1 Hermann von Fehling, German chemist (Fehling's solution), dies at 73
  • Jul 15 Rosalia de Castro, Spanish writer and poet in the Galician language ('Séculos Escuros') (b. 1837)
  • Jul 17 Jean-Charles Chapais, Canadian politician (considered Father of the Canadian Confederation), dies at 73

Ulysses S. GrantUlysses S. Grant (1822-1885)

Jul 23 18th US President (1869-77) and Union general, dies of esophageal cancer in Mount McGregor NY at 63