July 1893 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 6 The small town of Pomeroy, Iowa, is nearly destroyed by a tornado that kills 71 people and injures 200.

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Jul 9 Daniel Williams performs 1st successful open heart surgery without anesthesia

Heart surgeon Daniel Williams
Heart surgeon
Daniel Williams
  • Jul 11 The first cultured pearl is obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto.
  • Jul 11 A revolution led by the liberal general and politician, José Santos Zelaya, takes over state power in Nicaragua.
  • Jul 22 Katharine Lee Bates writes "America the Beautiful" in Colorado

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Jul 28 A petition organised by Kate Sheppard, demanding women's suffrage, is delivered to New Zealand's parliament; signed by over 25,000 women, a 5th of the adult European female population

Suffragette Kate Sheppard
Kate Sheppard
  • Jul 31 Henry Perky patents shredded wheat
  • Jul 31 Gaelic League is founded by Douglas Hyde and Eoin MacNeill in order to encourage Irish people to speak the language and take a greater interest in their culture

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 1 Walter Francis White, Atlanta Georgia
  • Jul 2 Ralph Hancock, Welsh garden designer (Rockefeller Center) (d. 1950)
  • Jul 7 Miroslav Krleža, Croatian writer (d. 1981)
  • Jul 8 Fritz Perls, father of Gestalt therapy
  • Jul 14 John G Strijdom, premier of South-Africa (1954-58)
  • Jul 14 Clarence J. Brown, Newspaper publisher and politician (d. 1965)
  • Jul 19 Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet (Ode to Revolution), born in Baghdati, Soviet Georgia [OS=7/7]
  • Jul 20 Alexander, king of Greece (1917-20)
  • Jul 20 Richard Billinger, Austria poet/writer (From Where I Came)
  • Jul 21 Hans Fallada [Rudolf Wilhelm Friedrich Ditzen], German writer, born in Greifswald (d. 1947)
  • Jul 23 Karl Menninger, psychiatrist (Menninger Clinic)
  • Jul 26 George Grosz, German painter (Gott mit uns)
  • Jul 30 Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani Mother of the Nation (d. 1967)

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 6 British Prince George Duke of York (later George V) marries Princess Victoria of Teck (Queen Mary) at St James's Palace

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V

Deaths in History

  • Jul 6 Guy de Maupassant, French author (b. 1850)
  • Jul 7 Guy de Maupassant, writer, dies at 42
  • Jul 9 George Christopher Cato, Natal pioneer and first mayor of Durban South Africa, dies at 79
  • Jul 17 Frederick A. Johnson, American politician (b. 1833)