What Happened in July 1894

Historical Events

  • Jul 2 Government obtains injunction against striking Pullman Workers
  • Jul 4 Elwood Haynes successfully tests one of 1st US autos at 6 MPH
  • Jul 4 Republic of Hawaii proclaimed, Sanford B Dole as president
  • Jul 6 Cleveland sends 2,000 troops to Chicago to suppress Pullman strike
  • Jul 16 Many negro miners in Alabama killed by striking white miners
  • Jul 16 Treaty of Aoki-Kimberley signed between Japan & England
  • Jul 17 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Joshua Pim retains his title beating 2-time champion Wilfred Baddeley 10-8, 6-2, 8-6
  • Jul 17 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley-Hillyard beats Edith Austin 6-1 6-1 for her 3rd of 6 Wimbledon singles titles
  • Jul 20 2000 fed troops recalled from Chicago, having ended Pullman strike

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 4 Henry "Doc" Carlson, American Basketball Hall of Fame collegiate coach (University of Pittsburgh, 1922-53: 367–248 [.597]), originated figure 8 play, born in Murray City, Ohio (d. 1964)
  • Jul 8 Clemens VI Trefois, Flemish architect and sociologist
  • Jul 9 Pyotr Kapitsa, Russian physicist (Nobel Prize 1978), born in Kronshtadt, Russian Empire (d. 1984)
  • Jul 10 Jimmy McHugh, American composer ("I Can't Give You Anything But Love"; "On the Sunny Side of the Street"; "I'm In The Mood For Love"), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1969)
  • Jul 11 Walter Wanger [Feuchtwanger], US producer (Stagecoach)
  • Jul 13 Isaak Babel, Russian writer (Konarmija, Marija) [OS Jun 30]
  • Jul 15 Tadeusz Sendzimir, Polish-American engineer and inventor (d. 1989)
  • Jul 17 Georges Lemaître, Belgian Catholic Priest, astronomer and physics professor, who initially proposed the universe expansion and big-bang theories, born in Charleroi, Belgium (d. 1966)
  • Jul 18 Bernard Wagenaar, Dutch-American composer (3 Songs for Chinese), born in Arnherm, Netherlands (d. 1971)
  • Jul 19 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Khinchin, Russian mathematician, born in Kondrovo, Kaluga Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1959)
  • Jul 19 Joris van Severen, Flemish politician and founder of the Alliance of Dietsche National Solidarists, born in Wakken, Belgium (d. 1940)
  • Jul 19 Khawaja Nazimuddin, 2nd Prime Minister of Pakistan and President of Pakistan Muslim League, born in Dacca, Bengal, British India (d. 1964)
  • Jul 22 Oskar Maria Graf, German writer, born in Berg, Bavaria (d. 1967)
  • Jul 23 Arthur Treacher, English TV announcer (Merv Griffin Show), born in Brighton, England (d. 1975)
  • Jul 24 Walter Schulthess, Swiss composer, born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1971)

Gavrilo Princip

Jul 25 Gavrilo Princip, Bosnian-Serb assassin of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, born in Obljaj, Bosnia (d. 1918)

  • Jul 25 Walter Brennan, American actor (Real McCoys, At Gun Point), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 1974)

Aldous Huxley

Jul 26 Aldous Huxley, English author (Brave New World, Island), born in Godalming, Surrey (d. 1963)

  • Jul 26 Lodewijk Rogier, Dutch historian (Henric van Veldeken), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1974)
  • Jul 27 Gerald F. Bogan, U.S. Navy aviator and vice admiral who served in World War I & II, born in Mackinac Island, Michigan (d. 1973)
  • Jul 30 Blanche Knopf, American publisher, president of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. and wife of publisher Alfred A. Knopf Sr., born in NYC, New York (d. 1966)
  • Jul 30 Carl Snavely, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Bucknell, North Carolina, Cornell 180–96–16), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1975)
  • Jul 31 Fred Keenor, Welsh footballer, born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 1972)
  • Jul 31 Roy Bargy, American pianist and composer (Jimmy Durante Show), born in Newaygo, Michigan (d. 1974)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Allan Pinkerton, American private detective and founder of Chicago detective agency, dies at 64
  • Jul 1 Julius van Zuylen van Nyevelt, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 77
  • Jul 5 Betty Paoli, writer, dies
  • Jul 8 Vladimir Nikitich Kashperov, Russian composer, dies at 67
  • Jul 13 Juventino Rosas, composer, dies at 26
  • Jul 17 Josef Hyrtl, Austrian anatomist, dies at 83
  • Jul 18 Leconte de Lisle, French poet and writer, dies at 75