What Happened in July 1902

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 Ranji (230) & Newham (153) add 344 for 7th wkt, Sussex v Essex
  • Jul 1 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax" (BG)
  • Jul 1 US Congress passes the Philippines Government Act, providing that the Philippines be governed by a commission appointed by the President, with consent from the senate; Filipinos are to be treated as citizens of their land, no the USA
  • Jul 2 John J McGraw becomes manager of NY Giants (stays for 30 years)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 2 19th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Muriel Robb beats Charlotte Cooper (7-5 6-1)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jul 2 26th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats A Gore (6-4 6-3 3-6 6-0)
  • Jul 3 Excelsior soccer team forms in Rotterdam

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 4 Civil government is established in the Philippines by a proclamation from US President Theodore Roosevelt, who offers a general amnesty to insurgents

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Jul 5 Australia won the one & only Test Cricket played at Sheffield
  • Jul 8 John McGraw, accused by Ban Johnson of trying to wreck Baltimore & Washington clubs, negotiates his release from the Orioles
  • Jul 11 British Prime Minister Lord Salisbury resigns
  • Jul 12 Australian parliament agrees to female suffrage
  • Jul 12 Arthur Balfour succeeds Lord Salisbury, who retired as British Prime Minister on 11 July
  • Jul 14 The Campanile in St Mark's Square, Venice collapses, also demolishing the loggetta.
  • Jul 15 Ranjitsinhji scores 180 before lunch, for Sussex v Surrey
  • Jul 16 John McGraw named manager of NY Giants
  • Jul 16 Test Cricket debut of K S Ranjitsinhji v Australia, at Old Trafford
  • Jul 17 Orioles forfeit to St Louis having only 5 players available to play they then forfeit their franchise back to the AL
  • Jul 17 Lord Tennyson, son of the poet, is named to succeed Lord Hopetown, first governor general of Australia
  • Jul 19 NY Giants lose their 1st game under new manager John McGraw
  • Jul 24 Victor Trumper scores a century for Australia before lunch 4th Test Cricket v England
  • Jul 24 In Turkey, the Sultan Abdul-Hamid, under pressure from within the Ottoman Empire, appoints a commission to consider reforms that might pacify Macedonian revolutionaries

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jul 25 James J Jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • Jul 26 Australia beat England by 3 runs at Old Trafford
  • Jul 29 Union of Orthodox Rabbis of US & Canada forms
  • Jul 30 Anti-Jewish rioters attack funeral procession of Rabbi Joseph (NYC)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Billy Wyler, director (Ben Hur, Mrs Miniver)
  • Jul 1 Jose Luis Sert, Spanish/US architect
  • Jul 3 Jack Newman, NZ cricket lefty pace bowler (1932-33, later knighted)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 4 George Murphy, (Sen-R-California)/actor/dancer (MGM Parade), born in New Haven, Connecticut

Actor and Senator George Murphy
Actor and Senator
George Murphy

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 4 Meyer Lansky, Russian-American mobster known as the "Mob's Accountant", born in Grodno, Belarus (d. 1983)

Mobster Meyer Lansky
Meyer Lansky
  • Jul 4 Vince Barnett, actor (Star is Born, Human Jungle), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 5 Frank Waters, American writer, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1995)
  • Jul 5 Henry Cabot Lodge, (Sen-R)/ambassador (VP candidate 1960)
  • Jul 7 James McCartney, father of Beatle Paul McCartney
  • Jul 7 Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Jul 9 Gerhard Pohl, German writer (Crazy Ferdinand)
  • Jul 10 Günther Weisenborn, German writer and German Resistance fighter, born in Velbert (d. 1969)
  • Jul 10 Kurt Alder, German chemist (Nobel 1950)
  • Jul 11 Leo Collard, Belgian minister of Education (1946/54-58)
  • Jul 11 Samuel Abraham Goldsmith, Dutch/US phycist
  • Jul 12 Gunther Anders, writer
  • Jul 14 Paul Guilfoyle, actor/director (Curiosity Kills), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Jul 14 Richard Clarkson, aerodynamicist
  • Jul 14 Truman J Hedding, US vice-admiral (WW II)
  • Jul 15 Jean Rey, Belgium, President of European Commission (1967-70)
  • Jul 15 Raymond Hackett, husband of Blanche Sweet/actor (Faithless Lover), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 16 Alexander Luria, Russian psychologist (d. 1977)
  • Jul 17 Christina Stead, Australia, novelist (Man Who Loved Children)
  • Jul 18 Charles W J Mengelberg, Dutch composer/conductor
  • Jul 18 Chill Wills, singer and actor (Fronteir Circus, Rounders), born in Seagoville Texas (d. 1978)
  • Jul 19 Gerard[us M] Rutten, director (Miraculous Life of Willem Parel)
  • Jul 20 Cesare Zavattini, Italian screenwriter (Bicycle Thiefs)
  • Jul 20 Dilys Powell, English writer (Descent from Parnassus)
  • Jul 20 Jimmy Kennedy, Irish composer (d. 1984)
  • Jul 22 Vladimir Nikolayevich Kryukov, composer
  • Jul 23 Walter Burle Marx, composer
  • Jul 24 Hans Chemin-Petit, composer
  • Jul 24 Nora Swinburne, England, actress (Quo Vardis, Dinner at Ritz, River)
  • Jul 25 Eric Hoffer, longshoreman/author (True Believer)
  • Jul 26 Gracie Allen, Mrs George Burns/comedian (Burns & Allen), born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 28 Karl Popper, Austro-British philosopher (Logic of Forschung), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1994)

Philosopher and Professor Karl Popper
Philosopher and Professor
Karl Popper
  • Jul 28 Kenneth F Fearing, US, poet (Dead Reckoning)
  • Jul 31 G O "Gubby" Allen, cricketer (in Sydney England non-bodyline quickie)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 1 British admiral John Rushworth Jellicoe (42) weds Gwendoline Cayzer at Holy Trinity in London

British Admiral of the Fleet John Rushworth Jellicoe
British Admiral of the Fleet
John Rushworth Jellicoe

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 4 Swami Vivekananda, Indian Hindu spiritual leader and a key figure in the introduction of Yoga to the Western world, dies while meditating at 39
  • Jul 6 Leopoldo Miguez, composer, dies at 51
  • Jul 10 Albert FA, king of Saxon (1873-1902), dies at 74
  • Jul 12 Pieter Caland, Dutch hydraulic engineer (New Waterway), dies at 74
  • Jul 14 Mark M Antokolski, Russian/French sculptor, dies at 58
  • Jul 18 John White, American composer, dies at 47
  • Jul 22 Mieczysław Halka Ledóchowski, Polish Catholic Cardinal (b. 1822)