On This Day

What Happened in July 1891

Historical Events

  • Jul 4 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Wilfred Baddeley wins first of 3 Wimbledon singles championships; beats Joshua Pim 6-4, 1-6, 7-5, 6-0
  • Jul 5 Hail kills 16 horses in Rapid City, South Dakota
  • Jul 7 Marcellus F. Berry, an American Express employee is granted four copyrights for what he called "the travelers cheque"
  • Jul 8 61°F, highest temperature for July 1891, in Baltimore and Philadelphia
  • Jul 9 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley-Hillyard 6-2, 6-1 in a repeat matchup and result of the 2 previous finals
  • Jul 14 John T Smith patents corkboard
  • Jul 26 Henry James' "American" premieres in London
  • Jul 26 France annexes Tahiti.
  • Jul 27 Titus van Wyck succeeds M de Savornin Lohman as governor of Suriname

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 2 Gus Dorais, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Notre Dame), coach (Gonzaga, Detroit Lions), born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin (d. 1954)
  • Jul 5 John H. Northrop, American biochemist (crystallized enzymes (Nobel 1946)), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1987)
  • Jul 5 Tin Ujević, Croatian poet (Žedan kamen na studencu), born in Vrgorac, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1955)
  • Jul 8 Elisabeth Zernike, Dutch writer (Poor Part, Bruidstijd)
  • Jul 8 Josef Hora, Czech writer/poet (Working Day)
  • Jul 13 Franco Casavola, composer
  • Jul 14 Henry Oscar, actor (Saint in London), born in London, England
  • Jul 18 Gene Lockhart, American actor (Going My Way, Christmas Carol), born in NYC, New York (d. 1957)
  • Jul 23 Maurus H. Hulsman, Dutch priest and editor (Amigoe di Curacao)
  • Jul 26 Jacques Pirenne, Belgian historian and honorary secretary of King Leopold III of Belgium, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1972)
  • Jul 28 Ron Oxenham, Australian cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1928-32), born in Nundah, Queensland (d. 1939)
  • Jul 29 Bernhard Zondek, German/Israeli gynaecologist

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 8 Future US President Warren G. Harding (25) weds publisher Florence DeWolfe (30) in Marion, Ohio

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 3 Stefano Golinelli, Italian composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 4 Frederic Louis Ritter, composer, dies at 67
  • Jul 4 Hannibal Hamlin, American attorney and 15th Vice President of U.S. (1861-65), dies at 81
  • Jul 21 Franco Faccio, Italian composer and conductor, dies at 51
  • Jul 29 Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, father of Bengali prose (Exile of Sita), dies at 70
  • Jul 31 Jean-Baptist Capronnier, French-Belgian glass painter, dies at 77