July 1909 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 12 16th Amendment approved (power to tax incomes)
  • Jul 14 Germany chancellor Bernhard von Bulow resigns
  • Jul 16 Det & Wash play longest scoreless game in AL history-18 innings
  • Jul 25 France's Louis Bleriot, makes 1st airplane flight across English Channel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 27 Orville Wright tests 1st US Army airplane, flying 1h12m40s

  • Jul 30 Wright Brothers deliver 1st military plane to the army

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 1 Juan Carlos Onetti, novelist
  • Jul 1 Madge Evans, Manhattan TV panelist (Masquerade Party), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 2 Hermann Bengtson, German historian (Greeks Ancient Times)
  • Jul 3 Earl L Butz, US Secretary of Agriculture (1971-76); a real Butz
  • Jul 3 Lucy Kroll, entertainment agent
  • Jul 3 Stavros Niachos, Greece, shipping magnate (Those Fabulous Greeks)
  • Jul 4 Lynette Roberts, British poet, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • Jul 4 Madeleine Barot, resistance heroine
  • Jul 5 Andrei Gromyko, USSR, diplomat/USSR President (1985-89) [7/18 NS]
  • Jul 8 Petar Segedin, Croatian novelist (Holy Devil)
  • Jul 12 2nd viscount Camrose, British Conserv Lower house leader (1941-45)
  • Jul 12 Souphanouvong, [Red Prince], president of Laos (1975-87)
  • Jul 12 Fritz Leonhardt, German civil engineer (d. 1999)
  • Jul 15 Enid Kathleen Hutchinson, adult educationalist
  • Jul 16 Geoffrey Bryan Bentley, moral theologian
  • Jul 17 Hardy Amies, royal dressmaker (Queen Elizabeth II), born in London, England
  • Jul 18 Andrei Gromyko, USSR, diplomat/USSR President (1985-89) [7/5 OS]
  • Jul 18 Mohammed Daoud Khan, President of Afghanistan (d. 1978)
  • Jul 20 Jean Focas, Greco-French astronomer (d. 1969)
  • Jul 21 Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards, Egyptologist
  • Jul 26 Peter Thorneycroft, British politician (d. 1994)
  • Jul 28 Malcolm Lowry, English novelist (Under the Volcano)
  • Jul 30 Cyril Northcote Parkinson, English historian (Pursuit of Progress)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 8 Gaston AA marquis de Gallifet, Fren min of War (1899-1900), dies at 79
  • Jul 9 Kasimir Felix Badeni, Premier of Polish/Austria (1895-97), dies at 62
  • Jul 11 Simon Newcomb, celestial mechanics authority (Stars), dies at 74
  • Jul 22 D v Liliencron, writer, dies at 65
  • Jul 23 Ernest F Cambier, Bel colonial pioneer (1st Congo railway), dies at 65