What Happened on July 5, 1906

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats Frank Riseley 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 for his 5th straight Wimbledon singles title
  • Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats May Sutton 6-3, 9-7 for her 3rd of 7 Wimbledon singles titles

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Karl Ludwig Drude, German physicist (optics), committed suicide at 42