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, composer
  • Jul 4 Irving Caesar, songwriter
  • Jul 4 Massimo Campigli, Italian painter/illustrator
  • 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, composer (Antigonae; Mozart prize 1969), born in Munich. Germany
  • Jul 10 Maarten P Vrij, Dutch lawyer/criminologist/member High Court
  • 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)
  • Jul 12 Oscar Hammerstein II, American lyricist who worked with Richard Rodgers, born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 12 R Buckminster Fuller, architect/inventor (geodesic dome)
  • 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 (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, writer/poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26], born in London, England
  • 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 (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 convicted German spy Mata Hari
Exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted 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
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 Joannes Kappeyne van Coppello, Internal minister (1877-89), dies at 72
  • Jul 31 Richard Morris Hunt, American architect and educator, dies at 67