Historical Events in July 1915

  • Jul 1 Australia begins Commonwealth Lighthouse Service
  • Jul 1 Australian Survey Corps becomes part of Military Forces
  • Jul 2 Erich Muenter, an instructor in German at Cornell University, explodes a bomb in the US Senate reception room
  • Jul 3 After exploding a bomb in the US Senate reception room the previous day, Erich Muenter, an instructor in German at Cornell University, shoots JP Morgan for representing the British government in war contract negotiations
  • Jul 7 A Great Gorge and International Railway trolley with an extreme overload of 157 passengers crashes near Queenston, Ontario, killing 15.

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Jul 8 The Germans reply to US President Woodrow Wilson's second Lusitania note by saying that Americans may sail on clearly marked neutral ships, but Germany does not deal with Wilson's other demands

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  • Jul 9 Germany surrenders South West Africa to Union of South Africa
  • Jul 10 British/South African troops march into German SW-Africa
  • Jul 11 German cruiser K√∂nigsberg sinks off Dar-es-Salam
  • Jul 15 The head of German propaganda in the US, Dr Heinrich Albert, loses his briefcase on a subway in New York City; an examination of its content reveals an extensive network of German espionage and subversion across the US
  • Jul 15 The Austro-German forces launch an offensive along the Eastern Front
  • Jul 17 Italian offensive at Isonzo
  • Jul 18 2nd Battle of Isonzo begins & ends with loss of 280,000 men
  • Jul 18 Boston Braves start move from last place to become world series champs
  • Jul 19 Dutch accidents at sea law enforced
  • Jul 19 Wash Nationals steal record 8 bases vs Cleve Indians in the 1st inning
  • Jul 21 Wilson sends the third Lusitania note, warning Germany that future infringement of American rights will be deemed 'deliberately unfriendly'
  • Jul 24 Excursion ship Eastland capsizes in Lake Michigan, 852 die
  • Jul 26 International School for Wijsbegeerte forms
  • Jul 28 Because of virtual anarchy, US Marines go ashore in Haiti on orders from President Woodrow Wilson; this will lead to an occupation that will last until 1934

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Jul 29 Pirate Honus Wagner at 41, hits a grand slam HR

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