What Happened in July 1890

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 Great Britain & Germany sign Zanzibar-Helgoland Treaty
  • Jul 1 Canada and Bermuda are linked by telegraph cable.
  • Jul 2 Congress passes Sherman Antitrust Act
  • Jul 3 Idaho admitted as 43rd US state
  • Jul 3 King Leopold II gives Congo, previously a private possession, to Belgium
  • Jul 10 Wyoming becomes 44th state of US (1st with female suffrage)

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Jul 17 Cecil Rhodes becomes Premier of Cape Colony

British Businessman and Imperialist Politician Cecil Rhodes
British Businessman and Imperialist Politician
Cecil Rhodes
  • Jul 20 "Gibbons Stamp Monthly" begins publishing
  • Jul 20 Snow & hail in Calais, Maine
  • Jul 23 Jack Barrett carries his cricket bat for Australia at Lord's (67)
  • Jul 23 14th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Willoughby Hamilton beats W Renshaw (6-8 6-2 3-6 6-1 6-1)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 2 Earl Roy Curry, religious thinker and Kirtland Temple overseer (d. 1980)
  • Jul 5 Frederick Lewis Allen, American social historian (d. 1954)
  • Jul 6 Andrew Sandham, cricketer (Test cricket's 1st triple centurion)
  • Jul 7 Tom Powers, Owensboro KY, actor (Station West, Destination Moon)
  • Jul 8 Walter Hasenvlever, German writer, born in Aachen (d. 1940)
  • Jul 10 Andre Souris, composer
  • Jul 11 Arthur W Tedder of Glenguin, British air marshal (WW II)
  • Jul 11 Georg Annenkov, Russian/French painter
  • Jul 14 Ossip Zadkine, [Zadkin], Russ/French sculptor (Destroyed City)
  • Jul 18 Charles Wilson, President of General Motors (1940-53)/Sec of Def (1953-57)
  • Jul 18 Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1983)
  • Jul 20 Theda Bara, [Theodosia Goodman], actress (Love Goddeses), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jul 20 Verna Felton, Salinas California, actress (Hilda-December Bride)

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Jul 22 Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, mom of JFK, RFK & Ted, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1995)

Kennedy Family Matriarch Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
Kennedy Family Matriarch
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • Jul 25 Julian Rivero, actor (Son of Oklahoma, Via Pony Express), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 25 Tom O'Brien, actor (Physical Evidence), born in San Diego, California
  • Jul 26 Daniel J. Callaghan, US Admiral (Medal of Honor), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1942)
  • Jul 27 Judith Lowry, Ft Sill OK, actress (Effect of Gamma Rays ...)
  • Jul 28 Marie Lohr, Australian actress (Pygmalion, Small Hotel), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jul 30 Casey Stengel, baseball manager (Yankees (1949-60)/NY Met's 1st)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 3 Gilman Marston, American Brigadier General (Union volunteers) and politician (R-NH), dies at 78
  • Jul 7 Henri Nestlé, Founder of Nestlé S.A. (b. 1814)
  • Jul 13 John C. Frémont, American army officer, explorer and presidential candidate (b. 1813)
  • Jul 16 Gottfried Keller, German-Swiss novelist and poet, dies at 70

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Jul 29 Vincent van Gogh, painter, dies in Auvers, France