July 1 (13), 1882
First city telephone station was opened - 26 Nevsky Prospect. July 8(19), 1724
First ships were launched at the ship-building yard of Galerny Island (today theAdmiralteysky Shipbuilding Yard).
The victorious soldiers of the Leningrad 30th Guard Corpus were triumphally met in the city.
July 10-11 (23-24), 1911
First group air flight from St. Petersburg to Moscow.
The Golden Star medal was given to the hero-city of Leningrad. July 11 (23), 1873
First demonstration of electric lamp invented by Alexander Lodygin.
July 13 (25), 1826
Five leaders of the Decemrist uprising were executed in the Kronverk of the Peter and Paul Fortress.
July 15 (21), 1240
Prince of Novgorod Alexander Yaroslavich (Nevsky) defeated the Swedes on the banks of the Neva river (the Neva battle).
July 15 (26), 1753
The foundation of St. Nicolas Marine Cathedral was laid, (architect Sav\>a Chevakinsky; consecrated in 1762).
July 16 (28), 1806
Birthday of the Russian artist Alexander Ivanov. He died in July 29, 1858 - 8 Tretya Liniya of Vasilyevsky Island.
July 19 (31), 1812
Russian army commanded by lieutenant-general Petr Witgenstein, defeated Napoleon's troops near the villiage of Kliastitsi. Thus Napoleon's attack on St. Petersburg was averted.
July 20-27, 1980
Football tournament of the XXI/ Olimpic Games took place at the Kirov Stadium in Leningrad. July 21 (August 2), 1857
Opening of the first part of the Oranienbaum rail way (from Petersburg to New Peterhof).
July 26 (August 7), 1819
Laying the foundation stone of the St. Isaac's Cathedral (architect Auguste de Monferrand, consecrated in May 30, 1858).
July 27 (August 7), 1714
Russian Navy, commanded by Peter I, defeated the Swedes near the Hangut Cape in the Baltic Sea.
July 27 (August 7), 1720
Russian Navy defeated the Swedes near the island of Grengham in the Baltic Sea. July 29 (August 10), 1895
Birthday of the Russian writer Mikhail Zoschenko. He died in Sestroretsk (near St. Petersburg) July 22, 1958.
July 30 (August 11), 1814
The Russian Guards triumphally returned to St. Petersburg after the victory in the Patriotic War of 1812-14.
The Kirov Stadium was opened on Krestovsky Island.