What Happened in July 1916

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 British court martial (Easter uprising)
  • Jul 1 Coca-Cola brings current coke formula to the market

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Jul 1 Honus Wagner, 42, is oldest to hit an inside-the-park HR

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner
  • Jul 1 First day of the Battle of the Somme: the British Army suffers its worst day, losing 19,240 men (WWI)

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Jul 2 Lenin says Imperialism is caused by capitalism

Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • Jul 2 Russian offensive in Armenia
  • Jul 3 1st of 3 fatal shark attacks occurred near NJ shore (4 die)
  • Jul 7 The New Zealand Labour party is formed
  • Jul 9 1st cargo submarine to cross Atlantic arrives in US from Germany
  • Jul 11 Congress passes Federal Aid Road Act
  • Jul 11 Germany launches final offensive in the Battle of Verdun
  • Jul 14 33.6 cm rainfall at Effingham SC (state record)
  • Jul 14 St Louis Brown Ernie Koob pitches all 17 inns in a 0-0 tie vs Boston
  • Jul 15 22.22" (56.4 cm) of rain falls in Altapass NC (state record)
  • Jul 15 Boeing Company (Pacific Aero) formed by William Boeing in Seattle Wash
  • Jul 20 Giants trade Christy Mathewson to Cincinnati Reds
  • Jul 22 A bomb went off during a Preparedness Day parade in SF killing 10
  • Jul 25 Explosion at Lake Erie & Cleveland Waterworks
  • Jul 26 The US Protests the 'Blacklist' issued by the British forbidding trade with some 30 US firms
  • Jul 29 Postal check & Girodienst establishes
  • Jul 30 German saboteurs blow up a munitions plant on Black Tom Island, NJ

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Olivia de Havilland, actress (the Adventures of Robin Hood), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jul 2 Barry Gray, [Bernard Yaroslaw], interviewer (started call-in radio)
  • Jul 2 Ken Curtis, [Curtis Gates], actor (Ripcord, Festus - Gunsmoke), born in Lamar, Colorado (d. 1991)
  • Jul 2 Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Combat pilot and highest-decorated German soldier of WWII (d. 1982)
  • Jul 4 Tokyo Rose, [Iva Toguri D'Aquino], propagandist (WW II)
  • Jul 6 Unica Zürn, German writer and artist, born in Berlin (d. 1970)
  • Jul 7 Luc Peire, Flemish painter/graphic artist
  • Jul 7 Robert Stevens Baker, composer

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Jul 7 Tiny Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (Art Tatum), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1989)

Jazz Guitarist Tiny Grimes
Jazz Guitarist
Tiny Grimes
  • Jul 9 Edward Heath, (C) British PM (1970-74)
  • Jul 9 Joe Liggins, US composer (Pink Champagne)
  • Jul 9 Sir Dean Goffin, New Zealand composer (d. 1984)
  • Jul 10 Dick Cary, jazz Musician
  • Jul 11 Gough Whitlam, (ALP) Australia, PM (1972-75)
  • Jul 11 Howard Brubeck, composer
  • Jul 11 Reg Varney, English actor
  • Jul 14 Natalia Ginzburg, Italian author (Family dictionary)
  • Jul 14 Phyllis Stedman, politician
  • Jul 15 George Maduro, Antillian resistance fighter (Willemsorde/Madurodam)
  • Jul 16 Harold Locke, archdeacon of Loughborough
  • Jul 17 Eleanor Steber, Wheeling WV, soprano (Metropolitan Opera-1940)
  • Jul 18 Isaac [Ietje] A Diepenhorst, Dutch lawyer/minister of Education
  • Jul 18 Kenneth Armitage, English sculptor
  • Jul 18 Johnny Hopp, baseball player (d. 2003)
  • Jul 19 James D Ramage, US lt-Adm (WW II-Palau/Guam/Philippines)
  • Jul 19 Phillip Cavaretta, baseball player (NL MVP 1945)
  • Jul 22 Hipolito M Ocalia, Curacao, landscape painter
  • Jul 22 Gino Bianco, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1984)
  • Jul 22 Marcel Cerdan, French boxer (d. 1949)
  • Jul 23 Ben Weber, composer (Thorne Music Award-1965), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jul 23 Ronald Ridout, school textbook author
  • Jul 24 Bob Eberly, Mechanicsville NY, singer (Jimmy Dorsey Band)
  • Jul 24 John D MacDonald, novelist (Deep Blue Goodbye)
  • Jul 25 Ko van Dijk Jr, Dutch actor (Zaak M P)
  • Jul 25 Lucien Saulnier, Quebec politician (d. 1989)
  • Jul 27 Asfa Wossen, Crown prince of Ethiopia/son of emperor Haile Selassi
  • Jul 27 Elbert "Skippy" Williams, tenor Sax player
  • Jul 27 Keenan Wynn, actor (Dr Strangelove, Absent Minded Professor), born in New York City (d. 1986)
  • Jul 27 Siegfried Reda, composer
  • Jul 28 David Brown, film producer ("The Sting", "Jaws", "Cocoon"), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 28 Laird Cregar, actor (Charley's Aunt, Hangover Square), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 29 Charlie Christian, American jazz guitarist (d. 1942)
  • Jul 29 Budd Boetticher, American film director (d. 2001)
  • Jul 30 Robert van Spaendonk, Dutch resistance fighter
  • Jul 30 Dick Wilson, American actor (d. 2007)
  • Jul 31 Sydney Tafler, actor (Too Many Crooks), born in London, England
  • Jul 31 Verdun Scott, NZ cricketer/rugby player
  • Jul 31 Sibte Hassan, Pakistani activist

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 1 Dwight Eisenhower marries Mary `Mamie' Geneva Doud in Denver, Colorado

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 William Booth, cricketer (WW I 2 Tests for England 1913-14), dies

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Jul 3 henrietta (Hetty) Green, (Witch of Wall Street), dies at 81

The Witch of Wall Street Hetty Green
The Witch of Wall Street
Hetty Green
  • Jul 4 Alan Seeger, American war poet (b. 1888)
  • Jul 6 Odilon Redon, French painter (b. 1840)
  • Jul 11 Rik Wouters, Belgian painter/sculptor (Doll Virgin), dies
  • Jul 12 Aritius S Talma, Dutch minister of Agriculture, dies at 52
  • Jul 15 Ilya Mechnikov, Russian zoologist and bacteriologist known as the "father of natural immunity" (Nobel 1908), dies of heart failure at 71
  • Jul 16 Ludwig P Scharwenka, German composer (Album Polonaise), dies at 70
  • Jul 16 Victor Alexander Haden Horsley, physician, dies
  • Jul 18 Benjamin C. Truman, American journalist and author
  • Jul 22 James Whitcomb Riley, American author and poet (b. 1849)
  • Jul 23 William Ramsey, chemist, dies
  • Jul 26 Gellio Benevenuto Coronaro, composer, dies at 52
  • Jul 26 Sally Louisa Tompkins, American nurse and philanthrophist, only commissioned woman in US Confederate Army, dies at 82
  • Jul 27 Charles Fryatt, British capt of SS Brussels, executed by Germans, dies
  • Jul 30 Albert Neisser, German physician who discovered the bacterias that cause gonorrhea and leprosy, dies of septicemia at 61