July 1884 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 3 Dow Jones publishes its 1st stock index, the Dow Jones Transportation Average
  • Jul 4 1st US bullfight held (Dodge City Ks)
  • Jul 4 Statue of Liberty presented to US in Paris
  • Jul 5 German consul-general Gustav Nachtigal takes possession of Cameroon
  • Jul 5 US Congress accept 2nd Chinese Exclusion Act
  • Jul 27 The East Cleveland Street Railway Company begins the first U.S. commercial electric streetcar line in Cleveland, Ohio, on the Bentley-Knight system

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 2 Alfons Maria Jakob, German neurologist (d. 1931)
  • Jul 4 Alexander Byvanck, Dutch art historian/archaeologist
  • Jul 6 Andre Dunoyer de Segonzac, French painter/cartoonist
  • Jul 6 Harold Vanderbilt, NY, America Cup (1930,34,37)/inv contract bridge
  • Jul 6 Willem Dudok, Dutch architect (town hall Hilversum/Beehive Rotterdam)
  • Jul 7 Lion Feuchtwanger, German dramatist (d. 1958)
  • Jul 12 Amedeo Modigliani, Italy, painter/sculptor (Reclining Nude)
  • Jul 13 Francis B Young, British physician/writer (White Ladies)
  • Jul 16 Anna Vyrubova, Russian memoirist (d. 1964)
  • Jul 18 Alberto di Jorio, former head of the Vatican Bank and secretary of the 1958 conclave (d. 1979)
  • Jul 23 Albert Warner, US producer (Warner Bros)
  • Jul 24 Abraham Rutgers, Dutch governor (Suriname, 1928-33)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 25 Davidson Black, Canadian paleoanthropologist and doctor of anatomy who identified "Peking Man", born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1934)

Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black
Davidson Black
  • Jul 29 Henri Liebrecht, Belgian playwright/journalist
  • Jul 29 Ralph A. Bard, U.S. Navy Undersecretary (d. 1975)
  • Jul 31 Carl Friedrich Goerdeler, German Leipzig mayor and Nazi regime opponent (20th July Plot)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 10 Paul Charles Morphy, US lawyer/chess wizard, dies at 47
  • Jul 18 Ferdinand von Hochstetter, Austrian geologist (b. 1829)