What Happened in July 1884

Historical Events

  • Jul 3 Dow Jones publishes its 1st stock index, the Dow Jones Transportation Average
  • Jul 4 1st US bullfight held (Dodge City Ks)
  • Jul 4 Statue of Liberty presented to US in Paris
  • Jul 5 German consul-general Gustav Nachtigal takes possession of Cameroon
  • Jul 5 US Congress accept 2nd Chinese Exclusion Act
  • Jul 10 1st Test Cricket to be played at Old Trafford 1st day washed out
  • Jul 19 8th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats H Lawford (6-0 6-4 9-7)
  • Jul 21 1st Test Cricket match played at Lord's
  • Jul 27 The East Cleveland Street Railway Company begins the first U.S. commercial electric streetcar line in Cleveland, Ohio, on the Bentley-Knight system

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 29 Society of Independent Artists founded in Paris by Albert Dubois-Pillet, Odilon Redon, Georges Seurat and Paul Signac

Post-Impressionist Painter Georges Seurat
Post-Impressionist Painter
Georges Seurat

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 2 Alfons Maria Jakob, German neurologist (d. 1931)
  • Jul 4 Alexander Byvanck, Dutch art historian/archaeologist
  • Jul 6 Andre Dunoyer de Segonzac, French painter/cartoonist
  • Jul 6 Harold Vanderbilt, NY, America Cup (1930,34,37)/inv contract bridge
  • Jul 6 Willem Dudok, Dutch architect (town hall Hilversum/Beehive Rotterdam)
  • Jul 7 Lion Feuchtwanger, German dramatist (d. 1958)
  • Jul 12 Louis B. Mayer, Dymer, Ukraine, American film producer and creator of the star system (MGM)
  • Jul 12 Amedeo Modigliani, Italian painter/sculptor (Reclining Nude)
  • Jul 13 Francis B Young, British physician/writer (White Ladies)
  • Jul 13 John Francis Larchet, composer
  • Jul 14 Charles Meldrum Daniels, swimmer (Olympic gold 1904, 08), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Jul 15 Enrique Soro Barriga, composer
  • Jul 16 Anna Vyrubova, Russian memoirist (d. 1964)
  • Jul 18 Alberto di Jorio, former head of the Vatican Bank and secretary of the 1958 conclave (d. 1979)
  • Jul 23 Albert Warner, US producer (Warner Bros)
  • Jul 23 Apolinary Szeluto, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 23 Emil Jannings, German actor (Faust, The Blue Angel, The Way of All Flesh), born in Rorschach, Switzerland (d. 1950)

  • Jul 24 Abraham Rutgers, Dutch governor (Suriname, 1928-33)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 25 Davidson Black, Canadian paleoanthropologist and doctor of anatomy who identified "Peking Man", born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1934)

Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black
Davidson Black
  • Jul 29 Henri Liebrecht, Belgian playwright/journalist
  • Jul 29 Ralph A. Bard, U.S. Navy Undersecretary (d. 1975)
  • Jul 31 Carl Friedrich Goerdeler, German Leipzig mayor and Nazi regime opponent (20th July Plot)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 5 Victor Masse, composer, dies at 62
  • Jul 10 Paul Charles Morphy, US lawyer/chess wizard, dies at 47
  • Jul 18 Ferdinand von Hochstetter, Austrian geologist (b. 1829)