What Happened in July 1901

Historical Events

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Jul 2 Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid rob train of $40,000 at Wagner, Montana

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 18th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats Blanche Bingley (6-2 6-2)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jul 3 25th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Gore beats R Doherty (4-6 7-5 6-4 6-4)

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Jul 4 William Howard Taft, former Federal judge, is installed as first governor-general of the Philippines and declares amnesty for all insurgents who take an oath of allegiance

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft

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Jul 12 Cy Young wins his 300th game

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • Jul 12 Striking Canadian salmon fishermen on the Pacific coast, resentful of the non-union Japanese who continue to fish, maroon and imprison 47
  • Jul 12 In Germany a group of 104 aristocrats present a deceleration against dueling, though the tradition will go on
  • Jul 15 NY Giant Christy Mathewson no-hits St Louis, 5-0
  • Jul 16 The Fawcett Commission headed by Millicent Fawcett is established as a result of an outcry against the treatment of Afrikaners in concentration camps during the South African War
  • Jul 20 Morocco signs an agreement with France fixing Morocco's frontier with Algeria, a French colony
  • Jul 22 Serbia reactivates diplomatic relations with Montenegro
  • Jul 22 British House of Lords, in its role as court, rules trade unions can be sued for actions of its members - in Taff Vale Case
  • Jul 24 O. Henry is released from prison in Austin, Texas after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank.
  • Jul 25 Emily Hobhouse addresses public meetings in Britain on the concentration camps during the South African War
  • Jul 31 Abraham Kuyper becomes premier of Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Irna Phillips, created 6 soap operas (Guiding Light), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 1 Sylvia Mary Paget Chancellor, philanthropist
  • Jul 2 Arthur Rex Alston, sports commentator
  • Jul 5 Sergey Obraztsov, Soviet puppet master (d. 1992)
  • Jul 7 Gustav Knuth, Braunschweig Germany, actor (Freddy Unter Fremden)
  • Jul 7 Vittorio De Sica, Italian actor and director (Bicycle Thieves, Sciuscià), born in Sora, Lazio (d. 1974)
  • Jul 8 Donald Benjamin Harden, archaeologist
  • Jul 9 Barbara Cartland, romance author (Camfield #69)
  • Jul 9 Jester Hairston, NC, actor (Thats My Mama, Rolly-Amen)
  • Jul 12 Robert Allenby, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jul 13 Mickey "Toy Bulldog" Walker, welterweight boxing champ (1922-26)
  • Jul 13 Tillie Ehrlich Lewin, leading industrialist (tomato queen)
  • Jul 13 Eric Portman, Yorkshire England, actor (Naked Edge, Canterbury Tale), (d. 1969)
  • Jul 14 George Tobias, American actor (Abner Kravitz-Bewitched), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 14 Gerald Finzi, British composer (Dies natalis), born in London, England
  • Jul 15 John Wesley Work III, African-American composer, musicologist and scholar of African-American folklore and music, born in Tullahoma, Tennessee (d. 1967)
  • Jul 15 Pyke F C Koch, Dutch surrealistic painter (Dolores' Breakfast)
  • Jul 16 Fritz Mahler, composer
  • Jul 17 Bruno Jasieński, Polish poet (d. 1938)
  • Jul 20 Vehbi Koc, indistrialist/philanthropist
  • Jul 20 Heinie Manush, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • Jul 21 Allyn Joslyn, Milford Pa, actor (They Won't Forget, Cafe Society)
  • Jul 22 Charles Weidman, Nebraska, modern dancer/choreographer (Candide)
  • Jul 23 Hank Worden, American actor and rodeo cowboy (d. 1992)
  • Jul 25 Walter Breedveld/Reinier de Muntel, writer (Een ship vergaat)
  • Jul 25 Lila Lee, American actress (d. 1973)
  • Jul 26 John Bleifer, Zawiercie Poland, actor (Highway to Heaven)
  • Jul 28 Rudy Vallee, Vt, singer (Vagabond Dreams, My Time Is Your Time)
  • Jul 28 Sandor Vandor, composer
  • Jul 28 Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball player (d. 1979)
  • Jul 30 Alfred Lépine, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1955)
  • Jul 31 Jean Debuffet, French painter/sculptor (Landscape with 2 Personages)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 4 John Fiske, [Edmund Fisk Green], US historian/philosopher, dies
  • Jul 6 Prince Chlodwig zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1819)
  • Jul 7 Johanna Spyri, Swiss author children's classic "Heidi"(b. 1827)
  • Jul 17 John Farmer, English composer, dies at 64
  • Jul 18 Alfredo Carlo Piatti, composer, dies at 79
  • Jul 20 William Cosmo Monkhouse, English poet and critic (b. 1840)