What Happened in July 1888

Historical Events

  • Jul 4 1st organized rodeo competition held, Prescott, Ariz
  • Jul 11 118°F (48°C), Bennett, Colorado (state record)
  • Jul 11 Pennsylvania's Monongehela River rises 32' after 24 hour rainfall
  • Jul 15 Bandai volcano (Japan) erupts for 1st time in 1,000 years
  • Jul 16 5th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley (6-3 6-3)
  • Jul 16 12th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Ernest Renshaw beats H Lawford (6-3 7-5 6-0)
  • Jul 23 John Boyd Dunlop applies to patent pneumatic tire
  • Jul 27 Philip Pratt unveils 1st American electric tricycle

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 2 Selman Waksman, Russ/US microbiologist (Nobel 1951)
  • Jul 4 Henry Armetta, Italian/US actor (Bell for Adano, Big Store)
  • Jul 6 Annette Kellerman, Australian swimmer (Million Dollar Mermaid), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jul 10 Giorgio De Chirico, Greece, Metaphysical painter (Soothsayer)
  • Jul 10 Graham McNamee, early sportscaster (1st Rose Bowl), born in Washington D. C. (d. 1942)
  • Jul 10 Toyohiko Kagawa, Christian social reformer, born in Kobe, Japan
  • Jul 11 Carl Schmitt, German nazi-lawyer (Verfassungslehre)
  • Jul 11 Lyman Bryson, Valentine Nebr, educator (UN Casebook)
  • Jul 12 Tojohiko Kagawa, Japan, Christian-social reformer (Grain of Wheat)
  • Jul 13 Fernando A N de Seabra Pessoa, Portuguese poet (Mensagem)
  • Jul 13 Jean Murat, Pergneux France, actor (Eternal Rain, Carnival Flanders)
  • Jul 16 Frits Zernike, invented phase-contrast microscope (Nobel 1953)
  • Jul 16 Percy Kilbride, actor (Egg & I, Ma & Pa Kettle), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 17 Shmuel Agnon, Israel, novelist (Day Before Yesterday-Nobel 1966)
  • Jul 18 Alexander Rosemeier, Indonesian/Dutch painter
  • Jul 18 Sydney Horler, English detective writer
  • Jul 19 Eugene Jungers, Belgian governor of Rwanda Urundi
  • Jul 22 Kirk Bryan, American geologist (d. 1950)
  • Jul 23 Raymond Chandler, Chic, mystery writer (Farewell My Lovely)
  • Jul 23 Gluyas Williams, SF, cartoonist (Fellows Citizen)
  • Jul 23 Milan Stoyadinovich, Serbia, fascist Yugoslavia PM (1935-39)
  • Jul 24 Arthur Richardson, Australian cricket batsman (20's)
  • Jul 26 Marcel Jouhandeau, French writer, dies at 90
  • Jul 28 Sidney Pegler, South African cricket leg spinner (16 Tests), (d. 1972)
  • Jul 29 Niles Welch, actor (Cornered), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jul 30 Raden Sutomo, Indonesian freedom fighter

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 4 Theodor Storm, German judge/author (Schimmelreiter), dies at 70
  • Jul 10 Rafael Hernando, composer, dies at 66
  • Jul 20 Henri Braekeleer, Flemish painter, dies
  • Jul 21 Matthias J Scheeben, German theologist (Natur und Gnade), dies at 53