What Happened in July 1910

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 Chicago's 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 Jack Johnson KOs James J Jeffries in 15 for 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 won by Octave Lapize of France

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 2 Earl Hawley Robinson, composer
  • Jul 2 Hans Gunther Adler, German writer
  • Jul 2 William Douglas Denny, composer
  • Jul 3 Bernard Burrows, British diplomat
  • 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 interestPerson of Interest

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

Actress Gloria Stuart
Gloria Stuart
  • Jul 4 William T "Champion Jack" Dupree, US boxer/slaughterhouse pianist
  • Jul 5 Robert K Meston, US sociologist (functionalism)
  • Jul 6 Dorothy Kirsten, soprano (Time to Sing, Chevy Show), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Jul 8 Govan AM Mbeki, South African leader (ANC/SACP)
  • Jul 9 Harold C Fox, fashion designer/musician
  • 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 14 Peter Stadlen, pianist/critic

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Animator William Hanna
William Hanna
  • Jul 15 Ronald Binge, British composer (Elizabethan Serenade, Sailing By), born in Derby, England (d. 1979)
  • Jul 16 Stan McCabe, cricketer (exciting NSW & Australian batsman of 30's)
  • 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 23 Pimen, [Sergei Irzjekov], patriarch Russian-Orthodox Cathederal
  • Jul 24 Edward Ford, registrat Order of Merit
  • Jul 24 Harry Horner, Austro-Hungarian-born American stage and film designer (The Heiress), born in Bohemia (now Czech Republic) (d. 1994)
  • Jul 27 Bea Marcia Anastasia verbrook Christoforides, writer
  • Jul 27 Julien Gracq, [Louis Poirier], French writer (Andre Breton)
  • 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, American photographer (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 wicketkeeper (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 engineer and aviator (b. 1887)
  • 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 Philipus J Hoedemaker, theologist, dies at 71