July 1901 in History

Events in History

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Jul 2 Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid rob train of $40,000 at Wagner, Montana

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Jul 4 William Howard Taft, former Federal judge, is installed as first governor-general of the Philippines and declares amnesty for all insurgents who take an oath of allegiance

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • Jul 12 Striking Canadian salmon fishermen on the Pacific coast, resentful of the non-union Japanese who continue to fish, maroon and imprison 47
  • Jul 12 In Germany a group of 104 aristocrats present a deceleration against dueling, though the tradition will go on
  • Jul 15 NY Giant Christy Mathewson no-hits St Louis, 5-0
  • Jul 16 The Fawcett Commission headed by Millicent Fawcett is established as a result of an outcry against the treatment of Afrikaners in concentration camps during the South African War
  • Jul 20 Morocco signs an agreement with France fixing Morocco's frontier with Algeria, a French colony
  • Jul 22 Serbia reactivates diplomatic relations with Montenegro
  • Jul 22 British House of Lords, in its role as court, rules trade unions can be sued for actions of its members - in Taff Vale Case
  • Jul 24 O. Henry is released from prison in Austin, Texas after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank.
  • Jul 25 Emily Hobhouse addresses public meetings in Britain on the concentration camps during the South African War
  • Jul 31 Abraham Kuyper becomes premier of Netherlands

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 1 Sylvia Mary Paget Chancellor, philanthropist
  • Jul 5 Sergey Obraztsov, Soviet puppet master (d. 1992)
  • Jul 8 Donald Benjamin Harden, archaeologist
  • Jul 9 Barbara Cartland, romance author (Camfield #69)
  • Jul 13 Tillie Ehrlich Lewin, leading industrialist (tomato queen)
  • Jul 15 Pyke F C Koch, Dutch surrealistic painter (Dolores' Breakfast)
  • Jul 17 Bruno Jasieński, Polish poet (d. 1938)
  • Jul 20 Vehbi Koc, indistrialist/philanthropist
  • Jul 25 Walter Breedveld/Reinier de Muntel, writer (Een ship vergaat)
  • Jul 31 Jean Debuffet, French painter/sculptor (Landscape with 2 Personages)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 4 John Fiske, [Edmund Fisk Green], US historian/philosopher, dies
  • Jul 6 Prince Chlodwig zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1819)
  • Jul 7 Johanna Spyri, Swiss author children's classic "Heidi"(b. 1827)
  • Jul 20 William Cosmo Monkhouse, English poet and critic (b. 1840)