What Happened In July 1881 In History

Historical Events for July, 1881

  • 1st » General Order 70, the culmination of the Cardwell Reforms or Cardwell and Childers Reforms called Childers reforms of the British Army, comes into effect.
  • 2nd » Charles J. Guiteau shoots and fatally wounds President of the United States e.g U.S. President James Garfield, who eventually dies from an infection on September 19.
  • 4th » In Alabama, the Tuskegee Institute opens.
  • 14th » Billy the Kid is shot and killed by Pat Garrett outside Fort Sumner.
  • 23rd » The Boundary treaty of 1881 between Chile and Argentina is signed in Buenos Aires.

Famous Birthdays on July in 1881

  • 2nd » Royal Hurlburt Weller, American lawyer and politician (d. 1929)
  • 4th » Ulysses S. Grant III, American general (d. 1968)
  • 18th » Larry McLean, Canadian-American baseball player (d. 1921)
  • 19th » Friedrich Dessauer, German physicist and philosopher (d. 1963)
  • 27th » Hans Fischer, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize for Chemistry known as Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1945)
  • 30th » Smedley Butler, American general, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1940)

Famous Deaths for July 1881

  • 4th » Johan Vilhelm Snellman, Finnish philosopher and politician (b. 1806)
  • 10th » Georg Hermann Nicolai, German architect and educator (b. 1812)
  • 14th » Billy the Kid, American criminal (b. 1859)
  • 17th » Jim Bridger, American scout and explorer (b. 1804)

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