What Happened in July 1893

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 SF Bay City Club opens 1st US bicycle race track, made of wood
  • Jul 6 The small town of Pomeroy, Iowa, is nearly destroyed by a tornado that kills 71 people and injures 200.

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Jul 9 Daniel Williams performs 1st successful open heart surgery without anesthesia

Heart surgeon Daniel Williams
Heart surgeon
Daniel Williams
  • Jul 11 The first cultured pearl is obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto.
  • Jul 11 A revolution led by the liberal general and politician, José Santos Zelaya, takes over state power in Nicaragua.
  • Jul 17 Arthur Shrewsbury is 1st to score 1,000 runs in Test Cricket
  • Jul 18 Australian Harry Graham scores 107 on cricket debut Australia v England, Lord's
  • Jul 20 10th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley (6-8 6-1 6-4)
  • Jul 20 17th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Joshua Pim beats Wilfred Baddeley (3-6 6-1 6-3 6-2)
  • Jul 22 Katharine Lee Bates writes "America the Beautiful" in Colorado
  • Jul 24 For only time in history of US Tennis championships, an event is held off the Eastern seaboard. Men's double championship in Chicago

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Jul 28 A petition organised by Kate Sheppard, demanding women's suffrage, is delivered to New Zealand's parliament; signed by over 25,000 women, a 5th of the adult European female population

Suffragette Kate Sheppard
Kate Sheppard
  • Jul 31 Henry Perky patents shredded wheat
  • Jul 31 Gaelic League is founded by Douglas Hyde and Eoin MacNeill in order to encourage Irish people to speak the language and take a greater interest in their culture

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Walter Francis White, Atlanta Georgia
  • Jul 2 August Maes, Flemish actor/director (Shylock-Hamlet)
  • Jul 2 Ralph Hancock, Welsh garden designer (Rockefeller Center) (d. 1950)
  • Jul 3 Mississippi John Hurt, Teoc Mississippi, American blues singer and guitarist
  • Jul 6 Wilton St Hill, WI cricketer (3 Tests 1928-30)
  • Jul 7 Miroslav Krleža, Croatian writer (d. 1981)
  • Jul 8 Fritz Perls, father of Gestalt therapy
  • Jul 9 George Geary, cricketer (sturdy pace bowler for England 1924-34)
  • Jul 11 Jack Durston, cricketer (England fast bowler against Australia 1921)
  • Jul 14 John G Strijdom, premier of South-Africa (1954-58)
  • Jul 14 Spencer Williams, Vidalia La, actor (Andy-Amos 'n' Andy)
  • Jul 14 Clarence J. Brown, Newspaper publisher and politician (d. 1965)
  • Jul 15 Enid Bennett, Australia, silent film actress (Skippy, Hairpins)
  • Jul 18 Josef Huttel, composer
  • Jul 18 Richard Dix, actor (10 Commandments, Cimarron), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Jul 19 Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet (Ode to Revolution), born in Baghdati, Soviet Georgia [OS=7/7]
  • Jul 20 Alexander, king of Greece (1917-20)
  • Jul 20 Richard Billinger, Austria poet/writer (From Where I Came)
  • Jul 20 George Llewelyn-Davies, English Peter Pan character model (d. 1915)
  • Jul 21 Hans Fallada [Rudolf Wilhelm Friedrich Ditzen], German writer, born in Greifswald (d. 1947)
  • Jul 22 Jesse Haines, American baseball player (d. 1978)
  • Jul 23 Karl Menninger, psychiatrist (Menninger Clinic)
  • Jul 25 Dorothy Dickson, actress/dancer (Paying the Piper, Danny Boy)
  • Jul 26 George Grosz, German painter (Gott mit uns)
  • Jul 28 Rued Immanuel Langgaard, composer
  • Jul 30 Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani Mother of the Nation (d. 1967)
  • Jul 31 Charles Wilfred Orr, composer

Famous Weddings

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Jul 6 British Prince George Duke of York (later George V) marries Princess Victoria of Teck (Queen Mary) at St James's Palace

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 6 Guy de Maupassant, French author (b. 1850)
  • Jul 7 Guy de Maupassant, writer, dies at 42
  • Jul 9 William Scotton, cricketer (wicket in 15 Tests for Eng), suicide
  • Jul 9 George Christopher Cato, Natal pioneer and first mayor of Durban South Africa, dies at 79
  • Jul 17 Frederick A. Johnson, American politician (b. 1833)
  • Jul 20 Tom Kelly, cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1977-79, 64 runs), dies