On This Day

What Happened in July 1910

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 Chicago's White Sox Park (later Comiskey Park) opens - St Louis Browns beat White Sox 2-0
  • Jul 1 Union of South Africa becomes a dominion

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jul 4 "Fight of the Century": Jack Johnson beats James J. Jeffries by TKO in 15 in Reno, Nevada to retain his world heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • Jul 4 The US Congress pass the Mann-Elkins Act, an important piece of railroad reform legislation
  • Jul 4 In a mutual defense agreements, Japan and Russia delineate their spheres of interest in Manchuria
  • Jul 9 Walter Brookins becomes 1st to pilot an airplane to 1 mile altitude

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 19 Cleveland Indian baseball player Cy Young registers 500th career victory against Washington 5-4 in 11 innings

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • Jul 20 Former Dutch premier Abraham Kuyper acquitted of corruption
  • Jul 24 Matador Juan Belmonte (18) kills his 1st bull
  • Jul 29 JWEL Hilgers is 1st Dutchman to fly above Dutch territory
  • Jul 31 Chic Cub King Cole no-hits St Louis, 4-0 in a 7 inning game
  • Jul 31 Clement van Maasdijk gives flying demonstration
  • Jul 31 8th Tour de France: Octave Lapize of France wins by just 4 points from Team Alcyon team mate François Faber of Luxembourg

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Glen Hardin, American athlete (Olympic gold 1936 400m hurdles), born in Derma, Mississippi (d. 1975)
  • Jul 2 Earl Robinson, American composer, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1991)
  • Jul 2 H. G. Adler, German writer (The Journey), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1988)
  • Jul 2 William Douglas Denny, American composer, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1980)
  • Jul 3 Bernard Burrows, British diplomat (d. 2002)
  • Jul 3 Eric Franklin, Indian civil servant
  • Jul 4 Francis D. Foley, US Rear Admiral (WW II, Guadalcanal), born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (d. 1999)

Person of interestGloria Stuart

Jul 4 Gloria Stuart, American actress (Titanic) and founder of the Screen Actors Guild, born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2010)

Actress Gloria Stuart
Actress
Gloria Stuart
  • Jul 4 Champion Jack [William Thomas] Dupree, American boxer and pianist, born in Irish Channel, New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1992)
  • Jul 5 Robert K. Meston, American sociologist (functionalism), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • Jul 6 Dorothy Kirsten, American operatic soprano (Time to Sing, Chevy Show), born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 1992)
  • Jul 8 Govan AM Mbeki, South African leader (ANC/SACP)
  • Jul 9 Harold Fox, American fashion designer and musician (d. 1996)
  • Jul 10 Ronald Fletcher, British broadcaster (Barbara with Braden, Bomber Harris), born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England (d. 1996)
  • Jul 11 Irene Hervey, American actress (Aunt Meg-Honey West), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)
  • Jul 11 John Francis Boyd, journalist
  • Jul 13 Hines Johnson, West Indian cricket fast bowler (3 Tests; first WI fast bowler to take 10 wickets in a Test), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1987)
  • Jul 14 Peter Stadlen, pianist/critic

Person of interestWilliam Hanna

Jul 14 William Hanna, American animator (Hanna-Barbera, Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo), born in Melrose, New Mexico (d. 2001)

Animator William Hanna
Animator
William Hanna
  • Jul 15 Ronald Binge, British composer (Elizabethan Serenade, Sailing By), born in Derby, England (d. 1979)
  • Jul 16 Stan McCabe, Australian cricket batsman (39 Tests, batting av. 48.21, top score 232), born in Grenfell, New South Wales (d. 1968)
  • Jul 20 Cicely Veronica Wedgwood, British historian (William the Silent)
  • Jul 20 Vilém Tauský, Czech conductor and composer (d. 2004)
  • Jul 22 Edith Abbo, daughter of Mien Wenneker/Dutch Prince Henry
  • Jul 24 Edward Ford, courtier in the Royal Household of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II (d. 2006)
  • Jul 24 Harry Horner, Austro-Hungarian-born American stage and film designer (The Heiress), born in Bohemia (now Czech Republic) (d. 1994)
  • Jul 27 Julien Gracq [Louis Poirier], French writer (Andre Breton), born in Saint-Florent-le-Vieil, Maine-et-Loire, France (d. 2007)
  • Jul 27 Lupita Tovar, Mexican-born actress (Dracula), born in Matías Romero, Mexico (d. 2016)
  • Jul 28 Bill Goodwin, announcer (Jolson Story, Burns & Allen), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 28 Clive Robertson Caldwell, British fighter pilot
  • Jul 29 Henry Brian Boyne, journalist
  • Jul 30 Edgar de Evia, Mexican-American photographer, born in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico (d. 2003)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Marius Petipa, Fren ballet dancer/choreographer (Casse-noisette), dies
  • Jul 3 Julius Slabbe, Belgian writer, dies
  • Jul 3 Mordecai Sherwin, English cricket wicket-keeper (Aust 1886-88), dies
  • Jul 4 Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer (discovered canals of Mars), dies at 75
  • Jul 4 Louis Bourgault-Ducoudray, composer, dies at 70
  • Jul 4 Melville Fuller, American 8th Chief Justice of the United States, dies at 77
  • Jul 10 Johann G Galle, German discoverer of Neptune by telescope, dies
  • Jul 12 Charles Stewart Rolls, British auto manufacturer (Rolls-Royce Ltd), dies at 32
  • Jul 15 Daniel Kinet, auto racer/1st Belgian flyer, dies
  • Jul 21 Johan Peter Selmer, composer, dies at 66
  • Jul 24 Arkhip Kuindzhi, Russian painter (b. 1841)
  • Jul 26 Philippus Jacobus Hoedemaker, Dutch theologist, dies at 71