What Happened in July 1891

Historical Events

  • Jul 5 Hail kills 6 horses in Rapid City, SD
  • Jul 7 Marcellus F. Berry, an American Express employee is granted four copyrights for what he called "the travelers cheque"
  • Jul 8 61°F, highest temperature for July 1891, in Baltimore & Philadelphia
  • Jul 9 8th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley (6-2 6-1)
  • Jul 9 15th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Wilfred Baddeley beats Joshua Pim (6-4 1-6 7-5 6-0)
  • Jul 14 John T Smith patents corkboard
  • Jul 26 Henry James' "American" premieres in London
  • Jul 26 France annexes Tahiti.
  • Jul 27 Titus van Wyck succeeds M de Savornin Lohman as governor of Suriname

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 5 John Northrop, US, biochemist, crystallized enzymes (Nobel 1946)
  • Jul 5 Tin Ujević, Croatian poet (d. 1955)
  • Jul 8 Elisabeth Zernike, Dutch writer (Poor Part, Bruidstijd)
  • Jul 8 Josef Hora, Czech writer/poet (Working Day)
  • Jul 13 Franco Casavola, composer
  • Jul 14 Henry Oscar, actor (Saint in London), born in London, England
  • Jul 18 Gene Lockhart, American actor (Going My Way, Christmas Carol), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 23 Maurus H Hulsman, Dutch priest/editor (Amigoe di Curacao)
  • Jul 26 Jacques Pirenne, Belgian historian
  • Jul 28 Ron Oxenham, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1928-32)
  • Jul 29 Bernhard Zondek, German/Israeli gynaecologist

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 8 Future US President Warren G. Harding (25) weds publisher Florence DeWolfe (30) in Marion, Ohio

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 3 Stefano Golinelli, composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 4 Frederic Louis Ritter, composer, dies at 67
  • Jul 4 Hannibal Hamlin, U.S. Vice President (b. 1809)
  • Jul 21 Franco Faccio, Italian composer/conductor, dies at 51
  • Jul 31 Jean-Baptist Capronnier, French/Belgian painter, dies at 77