July 1907 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 World's 1st air force established (US Army)
  • Jul 1 The Orange River Colony, known as the Orange Free State, is granted self-government by the British
  • Jul 3 Pope decree forbids modernization of theology
  • Jul 8 Florenz Ziegfeld staged 1st `Follies' on NY Theater roof
  • Jul 18 Florenz Ziegfeld's "Follies of 1907" premieres in NYC
  • Jul 18 French troops occupy Casablanca
  • Jul 19 Under pressure from the Japanese, the Emperor of Korea abdicates in favor of his son, a figurehead
  • Jul 20 A train wreck on the Pere Marquette Railroad near Salem, Michigan kills thirty and injures seventy more.
  • Jul 25 Korea becomes a protectorate of Japan.
  • Jul 29 1st helicopter ascent in Douai, France
  • Jul 29 Sir Robert Baden-Powell forms Boy Scouts in England
  • Jul 30 Russia and Japan sign an agreement guaranteeing freedom of China while recognizing each other's special interests
  • Jul 30 The Filipinos elect their first legislature; it will meet on 16 October
  • Jul 30 Starting today, the French bombard Casablanca and land troops to occupy the Atlantic-coast region of Morocco after attacks on foreigners

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 2 Eppo Doeve, Dutch cartoonist/painter
  • Jul 3 Arthur Steel, Dutch architect (Group '32)
  • Jul 4 Gordon Griffith, American director (d. 1958)
  • Jul 6 M C Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter and wife of Diego Rivera
  • Jul 7 Helene Johnson, American Harlem Renaissance poet, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • Jul 7 Robert A[nson] Heinlein, US, sci-fi author (4 Hugos, Red Planet)
  • Jul 8 George W Romney, (Gov-R-Mich)/US Secretary of HUD (1969-73)
  • Jul 15 Paterson Fraser, British air marshal

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 16 Orville Redenbacher, American popcorn king (Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet), born in Brazil, Indiana (d. 1995)

Businessman Orville Redenbacher
Orville Redenbacher
  • Jul 23 Elspeth Josceline Huxley, English author
  • Jul 27 Denis Rickett, private secretary to Clement Attlee
  • Jul 28 Earl S Tupper, inventor (Tupperware)
  • Jul 29 Melvin Mouron Belli, Sonora California, lawyer (SF's "King of Torts")

Deaths in History

  • Jul 5 Maria Anna Mahler, Gustav Mahler's eldest daughter, dies at 5
  • Jul 6 August Johann Gottfried Bielenstein, German Linguist, Theologian (b. 1826)
  • Jul 14 William Henry Perkin, English chemist and inventor (b. 1838)
  • Jul 19 Hector H Malot, French lawyer/author (Alone in the World), dies at 77
  • Jul 28 James Henry Lane, US Brigadier General during Civil War (Confederate) and professor, dies at 74