What Happened in July 1895

Historical Events

  • Jul 3 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Black Peter" (BG)
  • Jul 4 Katherine Lee Bates publishes "America the Beautiful"
  • Jul 8 Delagoa Bay Railway opens in South Africa
  • Jul 11 First ever automobile race: Paris to Bordeaux 1,178 km in 48 hours, 48 minutes
  • Jul 11 Auguste and Louis Lumière show film for scientists

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 15 12th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats H Jackson (7-5 8-6)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jul 15 19th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Wilfred Baddeley beats W Eaves (4-6 2-6 8-6 6-2 6-3)
  • Jul 16 Archie MacLaren completes cricket 424 for Lancs v Somerset at Taunton

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 3 Oles' Semyonovich Chishko, Russian-Ukrainian composer, born in Dvorichnyi Kut, Ukraine (d. 1976)
  • Jul 4 Irving Caesar, American songwriter (Sometimes I'm Happy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • Jul 4 Massimo Campigli, Italian painter and illustrator, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1971)
  • Jul 4 Walderman Marx, cricketer (S Af, 240 on FC debut (then world record))
  • Jul 5 Gordon Jacob, English composer, born in London (d. 1984)
  • Jul 8 Anton G J van de Velde, Flemish writer/director (God & the Worms)
  • Jul 9 Cullen Landis, American actor (Soul of the Beast), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1975)
  • Jul 10 Carl Orff, German composer (Antigonae; Mozart prize 1969), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1982)
  • Jul 10 Maarten Pleun Vrij, Dutch lawyer and criminologist, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1955)
  • Jul 10 Nahum Goldmann, Israeli-Zionist leader (Zionist World Organization), born in Wisznewo, Lithuania (d. 1982)
  • Jul 11 Dolly Wilde, English socialite (d. 1941)
  • Jul 12 Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian soprano (Wagner), born in Hamar, Norway (d. 1962)
  • Jul 12 Oscar Hammerstein II, American lyricist who worked with Richard Rodgers (Sound of Music), born in NYC, New York (d. 1960)
  • Jul 12 R. Buckminster Fuller, American architect and inventor (geodesic dome), born in Milton, Massachusetts (d. 1983)
  • Jul 13 Sidney Blackmer, American actor (played Ted Roosevelt in 7 movies, Rosemary's Baby), born in Salisbury, North Carolina (d. 1973)
  • Jul 14 Frank Raymond Leavis, British literary critic (Culture & Environment)
  • Jul 18 Marie Ney, British actress (Brief Ecstasy, Simba, Witchcraft), born in London, England (d. 1981)

Person of interestGeorge "Machine Gun" Kelly

Jul 18 George Machine Gun Kelly [Georgio Barnes], American gangster, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1954)

American Gangster George
American Gangster
George "Machine Gun" Kelly
  • Jul 19 Xu Beihong, Chinese painter, born in Yixing, China (d. 1953)
  • Jul 20 László Moholy-Nagy, Hungarian painter, photographer, and sculptor (d. 1946)
  • Jul 21 H G "Nummy" Deane, South African cricket Test captain (1927-31)
  • Jul 21 Ken Maynard, American stuntman and actor (Phantom Rancher, $50,000 Reward), born in Vevay, Indiana (d. 1973)
  • Jul 22 James Arthur Calata, African National Congress (ANC) leader and Anglican clergyman, born in Debe Nek, King Williamstown, South Africa (d. 1983)
  • Jul 23 Florence Vidor, American actress (Jack Knife Man), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1977)
  • Jul 23 Aileen Pringle, American actress (Murder at Midnight), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1989)
  • Jul 24 Robert Graves, English writer and poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26], born in London, England (d. 1985)
  • Jul 25 Yvonne Printemps, French singer and actress (Paris Waltz, Voyage to America), born in Ermont, France (d. 1977)
  • Jul 26 Jerry Verno, British actor (River of Unrest, Ourselves Alone, Sweeney Todd), born in London, England (d. 1975)
  • Jul 26 Gracie Allen, American comedian and actress (Burns & Allen), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1964)
  • Jul 26 Jane Bunford, Britain's tallest-ever person measuring 2.41 metres (7 ft 11 in) at the time of her death, born in Bartley Green, Northfield, Birmingham (d. 1922)
  • Jul 30 Wanda Hawley, American silent screen actress (The Affairs of Anatol), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 1963)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 11 Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan and accused spy Mata Hari (18) weds Dutch colonial army Captain Rudolph MacLeod in Amsterdam

Exotic Dancer, Courtesan and German Spy Mata Hari
Exotic Dancer, Courtesan and German Spy
Mata Hari

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 26 Physicist and chemist Marie Curie (27) weds physicist Pierre Curie (36) in Sceaux, France

Physicist Marie Curie
Physicist
Marie Curie

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 2 William Rockstro, composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 8 Johann Josef Loschmidt, Austrian scientist (b. 1821)
  • Jul 14 Alexander Ewing, composer, dies at 65
  • Jul 19 Charles T Stork, great industrialist (cotton mach factory), dies at 73
  • Jul 19 Ernest H Baillon, French botanist (History of Plants), dies at 67
  • Jul 28 Jan Kappeyne van de Coppello, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1877-79), dies at 72
  • Jul 28 Edward Beecher, American theologian, dies at 91
  • Jul 31 Richard Morris Hunt, American architect and educator, dies at 67