What Happened on July 4, 1910

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

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

  • In a mutual defense agreements, Japan and Russia delineate their spheres of interest in Manchuria
  • The US Congress pass the Mann-Elkins Act, an important piece of railroad reform legislation
1910 History

Famous Birthdays

  • (William Thomas) "Champion Jack" Dupree, American boxer, blues and boogie-woogie pianist, singer-songwriter (Walkin' The Blues), and WWII P.O.W., born in Irish Channel, New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1992)
  • Francis D. Foley, US Rear Admiral (WW II, Guadalcanal), born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (d. 1999)

Gloria StuartGloria Stuart (1910-2010)

American actress (Titanic) and founder of the Screen Actors Guild, born in Santa Monica, California

  • Robert K. Merton, American sociologist (functionalism, self-fulfilling prophecy) and criminologist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
Born in 1910

Famous Deaths

  • Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer (discovered canals of Mars), dies at 75
  • Louis Bourgault-Ducoudray, French Breton composer, dies at 70
  • Melville Fuller, American 8th Chief Justice of the United States, dies at 77

About July 4, 1910

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer