What Happened in July 1893

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 San Francisco Bay City Club opens 1st US bicycle race track, made of wood
  • Jul 6 The small town of Pomeroy, Iowa, is nearly destroyed by a tornado that kills 71 people and injures 200

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Jul 9 Daniel Hale Williams III repairs the torn pericardium of a knife wound patient, James Cornish, without penicillin or blood transfusion

Heart surgeon Daniel Williams
Heart surgeon
Daniel Williams
  • Jul 11 The first cultured pearl is obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto
  • Jul 11 A revolution led by the liberal general and politician, José Santos Zelaya, takes over state power in Nicaragua
  • Jul 13 Germany Army Bill is ratified
  • Jul 17 Arthur Shrewsbury is 1st to score 1,000 runs in Test Cricket
  • Jul 18 Australian Harry Graham scores 107 on cricket debut Australia v England, Lord's
  • Jul 20 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley 6-8, 6-1, 6-4 for her 3rd consecutive and 5th overall Wimbledon singles title
  • Jul 20 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Joshua Pim wins his first of 2 straight Wimbledon titles beating Wilfred Baddeley 3-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
  • Jul 22 Katharine Lee Bates writes "America the Beautiful" in Colorado
  • Jul 24 For only time in history of US Tennis championships, an event is held off the Eastern seaboard. Men's double championship in Chicago

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Jul 28 A petition organised by Kate Sheppard, demanding women's suffrage, is delivered to New Zealand's parliament; signed by over 25,000 women, a 5th of the adult European female population

Suffragette Kate Sheppard
Suffragette
Kate Sheppard
  • Jul 31 Gaelic League is founded by Douglas Hyde and Eoin MacNeill in order to encourage Irish people to speak the language and take a greater interest in their culture

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Walter Francis White, Atlanta Georgia
  • Jul 2 August Maes, Flemish actor and director (Shylock-Hamlet), born (d. 1979)
  • Jul 2 Ralph Hancock, Welsh garden designer (Rockefeller Center) (d. 1950)
  • Jul 6 Wilton St Hill, WI cricketer (3 Tests 1928-30)
  • Jul 7 Miroslav Krleža, Croatian writer (d. 1981)
  • Jul 8 Fritz Perls, father of Gestalt therapy
  • Jul 9 George Geary, English cricketer (sturdy pace bowler for England 1924-34), born in Barwell, Leicestershire, England (d. 1981)
  • Jul 11 Jack Durston, cricketer (England fast bowler against Australia 1921)
  • Jul 14 John G Strijdom, premier of South-Africa (1954-58)
  • Jul 14 Spencer Williams, American director, writer and actor (The Amos 'n' Andy Show), born in Vidalia, Louisiana (d. 1969)
  • Jul 14 Clarence J. Brown, Newspaper publisher and politician (d. 1965)
  • Jul 15 Enid Bennett, Australian silent film actress (Skippy, Hairpins), born in York, Western Australia (d. 1969)
  • Jul 18 Josef Hüttel, Czech composer, born in Melnik, Bohemia (d. 1951)
  • Jul 18 Richard Dix, American actor (10 Commandments, Cimarron, The Ghost Ship), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1949)
  • Jul 19 Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet (Ode to Revolution), born in Baghdati, Soviet Georgia (d. 1930) [OS=7/7]
  • Jul 20 Alexander, King of Greece (1917-20), born at Tatoi Palace, Greece (d. 1920)
  • Jul 20 Richard Billinger, Austria poet/writer (From Where I Came)
  • Jul 20 George Llewelyn-Davies, English Peter Pan character model (d. 1915)
  • Jul 21 Hans Fallada [Rudolf Wilhelm Friedrich Ditzen], German writer, born in Greifswald (d. 1947)
  • Jul 22 Jesse Haines, American baseball player (d. 1978)
  • Jul 23 Karl Menninger, American psychiatrist (Menninger Clinic), born in Topeka, Kansas (d. 1990)
  • Jul 25 Dorothy Dickson, American actress and dancer (Paying the Piper, Danny Boy), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • Jul 26 George Grosz, German cartoonist and painter (Gott mit uns), born in Berlin (d. 1959)
  • Jul 28 Rued Immanuel Langgaard, composer
  • Jul 30 Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani Mother of the Nation, born in Karachi, Bombay Presidency, British India (now Pakistan) (d. 1967)
  • Jul 31 Charles Wilfred Orr, English pianist and composer (settings of A.E. Housman poems), born in Cheltenham (d. 1976)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 6 British Prince George Duke of York (later George V) marries Princess Victoria of Teck (Queen Mary) at St James's Palace

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 6 Guy de Maupassant, French author (Boule de Suif), French author, dies at 42
  • Jul 9 William Scotton, cricketer (wicket in 15 Tests for Eng), suicide
  • Jul 9 George Christopher Cato, Natal pioneer and first mayor of Durban South Africa, dies at 79
  • Jul 17 Frederick A. Johnson, American politician (b. 1833)
  • Jul 20 Tom Kelly, cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1977-79, 64 runs), dies