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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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, Pennsylvania, 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 in Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Jul 8 St. John's, Newfoundland is devastated in the Great Fire of 1892
  • Jul 10 1st concrete-paved street built (Bellefountaine, Ohio)

1stHistoric Invention

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

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 James M Cain, novelist (Postman Always Rings Twice), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 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 and poet, born in Rieneck, Germany (d. 1973)
  • Jul 21 Gijsbert Friedhoff, Dutch architect (Wibautstrat tax office, Amsterdam), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1892)
  • 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 23 Haile Selassie [Ras Tafari Makonnen], Emperor of Ethiopia (1930-74), born in Ejersa Goro, Ethiopian Empire (d. 1975)

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie
Ethiopian Emperor
Haile Selassie
  • 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, American comedian (Buck Circus Hour), born in Holgate, Ohio (d. 1973)
  • 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, American actor (Thin Man, My Man Godfrey), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1984)
  • 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


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 12 Alexander Cartwright, American sportsman (recognized as inventor of modern baseball), dies at72

Inventor of Modern Baseball Alexander Cartwright
Inventor of Modern Baseball
Alexander Cartwright
  • Jul 18 Thomas Cook, British founder and CEO of Thomas Cook & Son travel agency (Cook Travel Bureau), dies at 83