What Happened on July 3, 1908

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Indian nationalist Bal Gangadhar Tilak arrested for sedition by the British in wake of Muzzafarpur bombing
  • Wimbledon Mens' Tennis: Arthur Gore takes his 2nd of 3 Wimbledon titles beating Herbert Roper-Barrett 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4

Sport awardTennis Open

Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper Sterry wins her 5th and final Wimbledon title with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Agnes Morton

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper

Famous Birthdays

  • M. F. K. Fisher, American cook book author, born in Albion, Michigan (d. 1992)
  • Robert B. Meyner, American politician (44th Governor of New Jersey), born in Easton, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)
  • Thomas Narcejac, French writer (Vertigo), born in Rochefort-sur-Mer, France (d. 1998)

Famous Deaths

  • Joel Chandler Harris, American writer, created Uncle Remus, dies at 59