What Happened in July 1887

Historical Events

  • Jul 4 The founder of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, joins Sindh-Madrasa-tul-Islam, Karachi
  • Jul 6 4th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley (6-2 6-0)
  • Jul 7 11th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Herbert Lawford beats E Renshaw (1-6 6-3 3-6 6-4 6-4)
  • Jul 26 1st Esperanto book published

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Charles D Brown, American actor (Barefoot Boy, Disbarred, Night Editor),born in Council Bluffs, Iowa (d. 1948)
  • Jul 2 Marcel Tabuteau, Compi├Ęgne France, oboist (Philadelphia Orch 1915-54)
  • Jul 6 Marc Chagall, Russian-French artist (I & The Village), born in Vitebsk, Russian Empire (d. 1985)
  • Jul 7 Dirk Koster, literary (New Noises)
  • Jul 7 Raymond Hatton, Red Oak IA, actor (Girls in Prison, Lady Killer)
  • Jul 9 Samuel Eliot Morison, historian (Admiral of the Ocean Sea)
  • Jul 10 Alfred Ernest Whitehead, composer
  • Jul 16 "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, American professional baseball player (Black Sox Scandal), born in Pickens County, South Carolina (d. 1951)
  • Jul 18 Vidkun Al Quisling, Norwegian minister of Defense/premier (1942-45)
  • Jul 20 Willem H Drucker, Dutch lawyer
  • Jul 22 Gustav Hertz, German quantum physicist (Nobel 1925)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 28 Marcel Duchamp, French sculptor and painter (Nude Descending a Staircase), born in Blainville-Crevon, France (d. 1968)

Painter and Sculptor Marcel Duchamp
Painter and Sculptor
Marcel Duchamp
  • Jul 29 Rudi Stephan, composer
  • Jul 29 Sigmund Romberg, Nagykanizsa Hungary, operetta composer (Blossom Time)
  • Jul 30 Felix A Vening Meinesz, Dutch geophysicist (gravity)
  • Jul 30 Timothy Mara, NFL owner (NY Giants)
  • Jul 31 Hans Freyer, German sociologist and philosopher, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1969)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 5 August F Pott, German philological (That Personennamen), dies
  • Jul 16 Nicaise de Keyser, Flemish painter (Battle at Woeringen), dies at 73
  • Jul 17 Dorothea Dix, french social activist (b. 1802)
  • Jul 25 John Taylor, American religious leader (b. 1808)
  • Jul 29 Agostino Depretis, Italian statesman (d. 1813)