On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1905

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Part of Angel Island in San Francisco Bay allocated for Immigration Detention Center
  • The soldiers of the Russian battleship "Potemkin" who mutinied, surrender to Romanian authorities, who turn ship over to Russian authorities soon after
  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Home town favourite Laurence Doherty wins his 4th consecutive Wimbledon singles title; beats Norman Brookes of Australia 8-6 6-2 6-4
  • Wimbledon Women's Tennis: May Sutton becomes first American player to win the singles title at Wimbledon; beats Dorothea Chambers 6-3, 6-4

Famous Birthdays

  • Leonid Amalrik, Russian animator (d. 1997)

Famous Deaths

  • Walter Kittredge, American musician during American Civil War, dies at 70