What Happened in July 1899

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 Gideon Society established to place bibles in hotels
  • Jul 1 SF City Hall turned over to city, after 29 years of building
  • Jul 19 National Brotherhood of Electrical Workers forms
  • Jul 29 1st motorcycle race, Manhattan Beach, NY
  • Jul 29 Southern California Golf Association forms
  • Jul 29 The First Hague Convention is signed.
  • Jul 31 Albert Trott hits Monty Noble over the Pavilion at Lord's

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Cavan O'Connor, singer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 1 Charles Laughton, English actor (Mutiny on Bounty, Spartacus), born in Scarborough, England (d. 1962)

  • Jul 1 Henry "Indiana" Jones Jr, fictional character "Indiana Jones"
  • Jul 1 Konstantinos Tsatsos Greek politician and president (1975-1980)
  • Jul 3 Klimenty Arkad'yevich Korchmaryov, composer
  • Jul 3 Otto Reinhold, composer
  • Jul 5 Anna Arnold Hedgeman, social activist (NYC cabinet)
  • Jul 5 Domingo Santa Cruz Wilson, composer
  • Jul 5 Marcel Achard, French screen/playwright (Jean de la Lune)
  • Jul 7 George Cukor, producer/director (Adam's Rib, Philadelphia Story)
  • Jul 8 David Eli Lilienthal, US government organizer (Wisconsin)
  • Jul 10 John Gilbert, American actor (d. 1936)
  • Jul 10 Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist (d. 1978)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 11 E. B. White, American writer (Charlotte's Web, Elements of Style), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1985)

Writer E. B. White
E. B. White
  • Jul 15 Se├ín Lemass, Irish leader (d. 1971)
  • Jul 16 Eunice Hunton Carter, 1st African American female district attorney (NY)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 17 James Cagney, American actor (Yankee Doodle Dandy), born in New York City

  • Jul 18 Willem Kernkamp, Dutch minister of Colonies (Islam & Woman)
  • Jul 19 Paul de Groot, Dutch communist politician (CPN)/Editor (The Truth)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 21 Ernest Hemingway, American author (The Old Man and the Sea, Nobel 1954), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 1961)

  • Jul 21 Hart Crane, American poet (The Bridge), born in Garrettsville, Ohio (d. 1932)
  • Jul 23 Gustav Heinemann, President of West Germany
  • Jul 24 Chief Dan George, actor (Little Big Man)
  • Jul 25 Arthur Lubin, American film director and producer (Francis The Talking Mule, Mr Ed), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)
  • Jul 25 Ralph Dumke, American actor (Movieland Quiz), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 1964)
  • Jul 26 Carel C van Essen, Dutch archaeologist (Italian & Roman art)
  • Jul 26 Danton Walker, American columnist (Broadway Spotlight), born in Mariette, Georgia (d. 1960)
  • Jul 27 Perc Hornibrook, Australian cricket left-arm bowler (20's)
  • Jul 29 Walter Beall, American baseball player (d. 1959)
  • Jul 30 Gerald Moore, England, pianist (Am I Too Loud)
  • Jul 30 Henricus Moorman, Dutch vice-admiral (KVP)
  • Jul 30 John Woods Duke, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 12 Esquire Mauritius A de Savornin Lohman, Governor of Suriname, dies at 67
  • Jul 18 Horatio Alger, American clergyman and author (Disagreeable Woman, Ragged Dick), dies at 67
  • Jul 21 Robert G. Ingersoll, American politician and military officer (b. 1833)