On This Day

July 1896 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 Harbor of Ymuiden opens in the Netherlands

Historic Event

Jul 1 Wilfrid Laurier sworn in as 1st French speaking Prime Minister of Canada

Presidential Convention

Jul 8 William Jennings Bryan's "cross of gold" speech at Democratic convention in Chicago

Historic Event

Jul 8 Charles Tupper resigns as Prime Minister of Canada after losing the June 23rd election, his 69-day term the shortest in Canadian history

  • Jul 11 Wilfrid Laurier sworn in as the 7th Prime Minister of Canada
  • Jul 21 National Federation of Colored Women established in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 28 City of Miami incorporated

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 1 Pavel Antokolsky, Russian poet and theatre director (Syn), born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1978)
  • Jul 2 Lydia Mei, Estonian artist who specialized in watercolors and still lifes, born in Hiiumaa, Estonia (d. 1965)
  • Jul 4 Mao Dun [Shen Dehong], Chinese writer (Midnight), born in Tongxiang, China (d. 1981)
  • Jul 6 Thomas W McKnew, president (National Geographic Society)
  • Jul 8 Alfredo Carmelo, Filipino aviator, lithographer, and painter, born in Manila, Philippines (d. 1985)
  • Jul 10 Thérèse Casgrain, French Canadian politician and senator, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1981)
  • Jul 13 Mordecai Ardon, Israeli painter (d. 1992)
  • Jul 14 Buenaventura Durruti, Spanish anarchist involved in the Spanish Revolution, born in León, Spain (d. 1936)
  • Jul 16 Maurits Dekker, Dutch writer (Merkteken), born in Amsterdam (d. 1962)
  • Jul 16 Trygve Lie, Norwegian politician and 1st Secretary-General of the United Nations (1946-52), born in Oslo (d. 1968)
  • Jul 16 Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, German human biologist and Nazi physician, born in Wildeck, German Empire (d. 1969)
  • Jul 19 A. J. Cronin, Scottish writer (Citadel, Shining Victory), born in Cardross (d. 1981)
  • Jul 24 Hermann Kasack, German writer (Die Stadt hinter dem Strom), born in Potsdam, Germany (d. 1966)
  • Jul 25 Richard Gale, English general and airborne commander (Normandy), born in Wandsworth, London (d. 1982)
  • Jul 27 Henri Longchambon, French politician, born in Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dôme, France (d. 1969)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 11 Ernst Curtius, German archaeologist/historian (Olympia), dies at 81
  • Jul 13 August Kekule von Stradonitz, German chemist who discovered structure of benzene ring, dies at 66
  • Jul 16 Edmond-Louis-Antoine Huot de Goncourt, novelist, dies at 74
  • Jul 16 William Hamilton Gibson, illustrator/author/novelist, dies
  • Jul 19 Abraham H. Cannon, American Mormon apostle (b. 1859)