What Happened in July 1911

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 Proclamation removes "Dei Gratia" (by the Grace of God) from Canadian coins
  • Jul 1 The German gunboat 'Panther' arrives off Agadir allegedly to protect German interests and nationals in Morocco

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Jul 3 Ty Cobb hits in his 40th straight game. Does not get a hit next day

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Jul 4 105°F (41°C) at Vernon, Vermont (state record)
  • Jul 4 106°F (41°C) at Nashua, New Hampshire (state record)
  • Jul 4 White Sox Ed Walsh stops Ty Cobb's 40-game hitting streak as Cobb goes 0 for 4
  • Jul 7 28th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats Dora Boothby (6-0 6-0)
  • Jul 7 Dorothea Lambert Chambers beats Dora Boothby 6-0, 6-0 in a record
  • Jul 8 Nan Aspinwall is 1st woman to make solo transcont trip by horse
  • Jul 8 35th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Anthony Wilding beats H Roper-Barrett (6-4 4-6 2-6 6-2)
  • Jul 10 105°F (41°C) at North Bridgton, Maine (state record)
  • Jul 13 Great Britain and Japan renew their alliance of 1902 for another four years; the reason Japan joins WWI on the Allies side
  • Jul 14 46" of rain begins to fall in Baguio, Philippines
  • Jul 15 46" of rain (begining 7/14) falls in Baguio, Philippines
  • Jul 17 Overthrown shah of Persia Mohammed Ali lands on Astrabad with army
  • Jul 20 Boston Red Sox Smokey Joe Wood no-hits St Louis Browns, 5-0
  • Jul 20 Generals Henry Wilson/Auguste Dubail sign plan for British Expeditionary army in case of war with Germany

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Jul 24 American explorer Hiram Bingham discovers Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas

Archaeologist and Explorer Hiram Bingham
Archaeologist and Explorer
Hiram Bingham
  • Jul 24 Cleve's League Park hosts 1st unofficial ML All Star game (benefit game for Addie Joss' family). Cleveland Naps lose to All Stars 5-3
  • Jul 28 96°F (35.6°C) in De Bilt, Netherlands
  • Jul 29 Boston Red Sox Joe Wood no-hits St Louis Browns, 5-0
  • Jul 30 9th Tour de France won by Gustave Garrigou of France
  • Jul 31 Hungarian education is only taught in German

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Alvino Rey, orchestra leader (King Family), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jul 1 Sergei Sokolov, Soviet marshal
  • Jul 2 Diego Fabbri, Italian, playwright/leader (Vatican movie bureau)
  • Jul 3 Joe Hardstaff Jr, cricketer (son of Joseph, 23 Tests for England)
  • Jul 4 Mitch Miller, sing along with Mitch (Yellow Rose of Tx), born in Rochester, New York

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Jul 5 Georges Pompidou, President/Prime Minister of France (1962-74), born in Paris, France (d. 1974)

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • Jul 6 Laverne Andrews, American singer (Andrews Sisters), born in Mound, Minnesota (d. 1967)
  • Jul 7 Eddie Mayehoff, Balt Md, actor (Hour Glass, How to Murder Your Wife)
  • Jul 7 Gian-Carlo Menotti, Italy, composer (Amahl & Night Visitors)
  • Jul 7 Joan Perry Cohn Harvey, actress (Hands of a Stranger)
  • Jul 8 Gertrude Niesen, NY, actress (Start Cheering)
  • Jul 8 Ken Farnes, cricket bowler (fast England in pre-WW II years)
  • Jul 9 Simon Fraser [Shimi], Lord Lovat, Scottish head of clan Fraser and cattle breeder, born in Inverness (d. 1995)
  • Jul 9 Mervyn Peake, British writer and illustrator (d. 1968)
  • Jul 9 John A. Wheeler, American physicist (d. 2008)
  • Jul 10 Djuanda Kartawidjaja, premier of Indonesia
  • Jul 10 Terry-Thomas, England, actor (It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World)
  • Jul 12 Johanna Moosdorf, writer
  • Jul 14 J de Graaf, Dutch ethicist/president (Church & Peace)
  • Jul 15 Juliet Pannett, English portrait painter
  • Jul 15 Lord Shackelton, explorer/government minister
  • Jul 15 Edward Shackleton, English explorer (d. 1994)

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Jul 16 Ginger Rogers [Virginia McMath], American actress, dancer and singer (Top Hat, Kitty Foyle) born in Independence, Missouri (d. 1995)

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • Jul 16 Sonny Tufts, [Bowen Charleston Tufts II], Bost, actor (Variety Girl)
  • Jul 17 Ted Anderson, English footballer (d. 1979)
  • Jul 17 Yang Jiang, Chinese writer (Six Chapters From My Life ‘Downunder,’), born in Beijing (d. 2016)
  • Jul 18 Alexander Hyatt-King, scholar (Mozart)
  • Jul 18 Hume Cronyn, actor (World According to Garp, Cocoon), born in London, Ontario
  • Jul 20 Baqa Jilani, Indian cricket fast bowler (Test 1936)
  • Jul 20 William Dillard, trumpeter/singer
  • Jul 21 Jozef Cyrankiewicz, premier Poland (1947..70)

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Jul 21 Marshall McLuhan, Canadian writer (Medium is the Massage), born in Edmonton, Alberta (d. 1980)

Philosopher of Communication Theory Marshall McLuhan
Philosopher of Communication Theory
Marshall McLuhan
  • Jul 27 Wilfrid Ewart Oulton, airman
  • Jul 27 Rayner Heppenstall, British novelist (d. 1981)
  • Jul 28 Ann Doran, Amarillo Tx, actress (Longstreet, Shirley)
  • Jul 28 Gerhard Stoeck, Germany, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • Jul 29 Jan Cikker, Slovak composer, born in Banská Bystrica, Austria-Hungary
  • Jul 29 Foster Furcolo, 60th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • Jul 29 Iakovos, Archbishop of America (d. 2005)
  • Jul 31 George Liberace, Menasha Wisc, violinist (Liberace Show)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 5 "Anne of Green Gables" author Lucy Maud Montgomery (36) weds Ewen MacDonald in Prince Edward Island, Canada

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 2 Felix Mottl, Austrian conductor and composer (Agnes Bernauer), dies at 54
  • Jul 5 George J Stoney, Irish physicist, dies at 85
  • Jul 25 Filippo Capocci, composer, dies at 71
  • Jul 31 Jack Edwards, cricketer (1888 Ashes tourist), dies