On This Day

Famous People Born in July 1860

  • Jul 3 Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American feminist, writer and lecturer for social reform, born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1935)
  • Jul 3 William Wallace, Scottish composer, born in Greenock, Scotland (d. 1940)
  • Jul 5 Robert Bacon, American politician (39th United States Secretary of State), born in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts (d. 1919)
  • Jul 7 Gustav Mahler, Kalischat Bohemia Austria, composer/conductor (Titan)
  • Jul 11 Johannes van Laar, Dutch chemist (thermodynamics), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1938)
  • Jul 16 Otto Jespersen, Danish linguist, born in Randers, Denmark (d. 1943)

Person of interestLizzie Borden

Jul 19 Lizzie Borden, American woman acquitted of the murder of her parents (gave her mother forty whacks), born in Fall River, Massachusetts (d. 1927)

Acquitted Murderer Lizzie Borden
Acquitted Murderer
Lizzie Borden
  • Jul 20 Johannes Walter, German geologist (Denudation of the Wilderness)
  • Jul 24 Alphonse Mucha, Czech Nouveau painter and artist, born in IvanĨice, Margraviate of Moravia, Austrian Empire (now Czech Republic) (d. 1939)
  • Jul 25 Princess Louise Margaret, Duchess of Connaught, born in Potsdam, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1917)
  • Jul 26 Philippe J Bunau-Varilla, French engineer (Colombia-Panama), born in Paris (d. 1940)
  • Jul 28 Elias M. Ammons, governor of Colorado, born in Macon County, North Carolina (d. 1925)
  • Jul 28 Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia, born in Peterhof Palace, Empire of Russia (d. 1922)
  • Jul 31 Mary Vaux Walcott, American artist and naturalist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1940)