July 1937 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 Britain begins using 999 emergency phone number
  • Jul 1 Rev Martin Niemöller (Bekennende Kirche) arrested in Germany

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Jul 1 Spanish bishops support Franco & fascists

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco

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Jul 2 Amelia Earhart & Fred Noonan disappear over Pacific Ocean

Aviation Pioneer Amelia Earhart
Aviation Pioneer
Amelia Earhart
  • Jul 5 117°F (47°C), Medicine Lake, Montana (state record)
  • Jul 5 Chicago Cub Frank Demaree gets 6 hits in 1st game & 2 in 2nd game
  • Jul 5 Republican offensive by Brunete in Spain
  • Jul 5 Spam, the luncheon meat, was introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation.
  • Jul 7 Japanese & Chinese troops clash at the Marco Polo Bridge, beginning of Second Sino-Japanese War
  • Jul 10 Dutch Django Reinhardts "Quintette, premieres in du Hot Club"
  • Jul 12 -13) Tupolev ANT-25 non-stop flight Moscow to San Jacinto Calif
  • Jul 15 Buchenwald Concentration Camp opens
  • Jul 15 Japanese attack Marco Polo Bridge, invade China
  • Jul 19 Entartete Art Fair opens in Munich
  • Jul 22 Irish premier Eamon de Valera wins elections

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Jul 22 US Senate rejects FDR's proposal to enlarge Supreme Court

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jul 23 Isolation of pituitary hormone announced (Yale University)
  • Jul 24 Alabama drops charges against 5 blacks accused of rape in Scottsboro
  • Jul 26 End of the Battle of Brunete in the Spanish Civil War.
  • Jul 28 Eddie Paynter scores 322 for Lancashire against Sussex
  • Jul 28 Richard Moore scores 316 for Hampshire against Warwickshire
  • Jul 29 Japanese troops occupies Peking & Tientsin
  • Jul 29 Tongzhou Incident: East Hopei Army mutinies against Japanese troops and civilians
  • Jul 31 Politburo enables Operative Order 00447: execute 193,000 Russians

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 1 Ebrahim I Ebrahim, South African ANCer/Umkhonto we Sizwe-leader

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Jul 3 Tom Stoppard, Czech playwright (Rosencrantz & Guildenstern-1968 Tony), born in Zlín, Czechoslovakia

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
  • Jul 4 Thomas Nagel, American philosopher
  • Jul 5 Brooke Hayward, author (Haywire), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 5 Frouwke J Laning-Boersema, Dutch politician (CDA) 2nd Chamber
  • Jul 5 Nita M Lowey, (Rep-D-New York)
  • Jul 7 Carroll Hubbard Jr, (Rep-D-KY, 1975- )
  • Jul 9 David Hockney, Bradford England, artist (Pop Art)
  • Jul 11 Pai Hsien-yung, Taiwanese writer
  • Jul 12 Mickey Edwards, (Rep-R-OK, 1977- )
  • Jul 12 Lionel Jospin, Prime Minister of France 1997-2002
  • Jul 14 Yoshiro Mori, Japanese politician
  • Jul 16 Richard Bryan, (Sen-D Nevada)
  • Jul 17 Jose Ignacio Cabrujas, writer
  • Jul 18 Roald Hoffman, Polish-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Jul 18 Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas) (d. 2005)
  • Jul 19 Larry Boxx, founder (Land B Computer Serv)
  • Jul 23 Dave Webster, Led his football team to a National Championship in 1958
  • Jul 23 Bruce Surtees, cinematographer (Dirty Harry, Lenny), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • Jul 24 Baroness Blatch, British minister of state for Education
  • Jul 24 Quinlan Terry, architect
  • Jul 25 Colin Renfrew, English archeologist
  • Jul 27 Anna Dawson, British comedienne (Violet-Keeping Up Appearances)
  • Jul 27 Robert Gibb, zoo/theme park creator
  • Jul 29 Daniel McFadden, American economist, Nobel Prize Laureate

Deaths in History

  • Jul 2 Fred L Noonan, US navigator, disappeared over Pacific Ocean
  • Jul 9 Oliver Law, first African-American commander of U.S. troops (b. 1899)
  • Jul 10 Johan[nes] B Schepers, Fries writer (Braga), dies at 71
  • Jul 15 Walter Gay, artist, dies
  • Jul 18 Julian Bell, British poet (b. 1908)

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Jul 20 Guglielmo Marconi, Italian engineer/marquis (radio, Nobel 1909), dies of a heart attack at 63

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi
  • Jul 26 Gerda Taro (Gerta Pohorylle), photojournalist dies covering Spanish Civil War aged 26
  • Jul 28 Joseph Lee, father of Playgrounds movement, dies
  • Jul 31 Charles Hires, American Inventor and Manufacturer of the Hires Root Beer beverage, dies at 85