What Happened in July 1883

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 ANWB forms in Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • Jul 3 SS Daphne sinks on Clyde River Scotland; 195 die
  • Jul 4 Buffalo Bill Cody presents 1st wild west show, North Platte, Nebraska
  • Jul 16 7th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats E Renshaw (2-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 6-3)
  • Jul 24 Arabi Pasha declares a holy war in Egypt
  • Jul 28 Shocks triggered by volcano Epomeo (Isle of Ischia, Italy) destroyed 1,200 houses at Casamicciola killing 2,000

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Arthur Borton, English soldier (d. 1933)
  • Jul 3 Alfred Korzybski, Poland, scientist (Science & Sanity)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 3 Franz Kafka, Czech author (Metamorphosis, Trial, Amerika), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1924)

Writer Franz Kafka
Writer
Franz Kafka
  • Jul 3 Moses Leverock Crossley, US bio-chemist
  • Jul 4 Alan Brooke, English general [or Jul 23]
  • Jul 4 Maximilian Oseyevich Shteynberg, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 4 Rube Goldberg, cartoonist (who made the easy outrageously difficult) Pulitzer Prize 1948, born in San Francisco, California

Cartoonist Rube Goldberg
Cartoonist
Rube Goldberg
  • Jul 7 Toivo Kuula, Finnish composer, born in Vehkakoski (d. 1918)
  • Jul 10 Johann Blaskowitz, German general
  • Jul 10 Sam Wood, American communist fighter and director (For Whom the Bell Tolls), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1949)
  • Jul 13 [Louis C] Marcel Berckmans, painter/actor (Potasch & Perlemoer)
  • Jul 14 Alexandru Zirra, composer
  • Jul 17 Bart de Ligt, anti militarist theologist (Acting Peace)
  • Jul 17 Mauritz Stiller, Swedish actor/director (Erotikon)
  • Jul 19 Max Fleischer, Austrian animator and film producer (d. 1972)
  • Jul 23 Alan Francis Brooke, 1st viscount Alanbrooke fieldmarshal [or Jul 4]
  • Jul 25 Alfredo Casella, Turin Italy, composer (La Giara)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 29 Benito Mussolini [Il Duce], Fascist Italian dictator (1922-43), born in Predappio, Forlì, Italy (d. 1945)

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Jul 29 Manuel Infante, Spanish composer/conductor
  • Jul 29 Porfirio Barba-Jacob, Colombian poet and writer (d. 1942)
  • Jul 31 Fred Quimby, American film producer (d. 1965)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Manuel Gregorio Tavarez, composer, dies at 39
  • Jul 5 Frederick Scotson Clark, composer, dies at 42
  • Jul 9 Adrien Louis Victor Boieldieu, composer, dies at 67
  • Jul 12 Hermann Zopff, composer, dies at 57
  • Jul 15 Tom Thumb, famous small person (40"), dies of a stroke at 44
  • Jul 24 Matthew Webb, English Channel swimmer, drowns above Niagara Falls
  • Jul 27 Albert Franz Doppler, composer, dies at 61
  • Jul 27 Montgomery Blair, American lawyer (Dred Scott V Sandford), dies at 70