What Happened in July 1892

Historical Events

  • Jul 4 James Keir Hardie chosen 1st socialist in British Lower house
  • Jul 4 Western Samoa changes the International Date Line, so that year there were 367 days in this country, with two occurrences of Monday, July 4.

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Jul 6 Jose Rizal forms La Liga Filipina in Manila

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal
  • Jul 6 Striking steel workers in Homestead, Pa, fire on scabs, killing 7
  • Jul 6 Dadabhai Naoroji elected as first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain.
  • Jul 7 Katipunan: the Revolutionary Philippine Brotherhood is established leading to the fall of the Spanish Empire in Asia.
  • Jul 7 9th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley (6-1 6-1)
  • Jul 7 16th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Wilfred Baddeley beats Joshua Pim (4-6 6-3 6-3 6-2)
  • Jul 8 American Psychological Association organized, Worcester, Mass
  • Jul 8 St. John's, Newfoundland is devastated in the Great Fire of 1892.
  • Jul 10 1st concrete-paved street built (Bellefountaine, Ohio)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 11 US Patent Office says J W Swan, rather than Thomas Edison, invented the electric light carbon for the incandescent lamp

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 James M Cain, Minneapolis Mn, novelist (Postman Always Rings Twice)
  • Jul 2 Jack Hylton, English orchestra leader/impresario (Crazy Passage Show)
  • Jul 3 Wilhelm Rettich, composer
  • Jul 6 Baron Willy Coppens de Houthulst, Belgian WW I pilot
  • Jul 8 Richard Aldington, writer
  • Jul 8 Pavel Korin, Russian painter (d. 1967)
  • Jul 10 George "Slim" Summerville, US actor (Keystone Cops)
  • Jul 11 Giorgio Federico Ghedini, composer
  • Jul 11 Thomas Mitchell, NJ, academy award winning actor (Outlaw, Adventures)
  • Jul 12 Bruno Schulz, Polish writer and painter (d. 1942)
  • Jul 15 Walter Benjamin, German literature critic/writer
  • Jul 18 Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player (d. 1969)
  • Jul 19 Dick Irvin, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1957)
  • Jul 21 Anton Schnack, German writer/poet
  • Jul 21 Gijsbert Friedhoff, architect (tax office Wibautstraat, Amsterdam)
  • Jul 21 Lenore Ulric, US actress (Notorious, Better Woman) [or 1894]
  • Jul 22 Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian chancellor (1930s)/war criminal
  • Jul 22 John MacBryan, cricketer (one Test Eng v South Africa 1924 DNBat, DNbowl)
  • Jul 23 Haile Selassie, [Ras Tafari Makonnen], emperor of Ethiopia (1930-74)
  • Jul 23 Petros John Petridis, composer
  • Jul 26 Philipp Jarnach, composer
  • Jul 26 Sam Jones, American baseball player (d. 1966)
  • Jul 28 Joe E Brown, Holgate Ohio, comedian (Buck Circus Hour)
  • Jul 28 Petro Petridis, Greek composer (Isotope Suite)
  • Jul 29 Charles L Bass, actor (Business in White Slavery)
  • Jul 29 Ernst van Raalte, Dutch journalist (Seen, heard... wrote), born in Rotterdam, South Holland (d. 1975)
  • Jul 29 Karel L Baars, Dutch actor (White Slaves Trade)
  • Jul 29 William Powell, actor (Thin Man, My Man Godfrey), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 30 Roy Park, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1920, out 1st ball)
  • Jul 31 Joseph Charbonneau, French-Canadian Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1959)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 16 Impressionist Painter Claude Monet (51) weds longtime companion Alice Hoschedé

Impressionist Painter Claude Monet
Impressionist Painter
Claude Monet

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 18 Thomas Cook, English tour director (Thomas Cook & Son), dies at 83
  • Jul 19 Thomas Cook, CEO (Cook Travel Bureau), dies at 83