On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1901

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

William Howard Taft, former Federal judge, is installed as first governor-general of the Philippines and declares amnesty for all insurgents who take an oath of allegiance

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft

Famous Deaths

  • John Fiske [Edmund Fisk Green], American historian and philosopher, dies at 59
  • Julian Scott, American artist and Civil War Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 55
1901 Highlights

About July 4, 1901

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 120 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer