What Happened on July 4, 1910

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • In a mutual defense agreements, Japan and Russia delineate their spheres of interest in Manchuria

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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
  • The US Congress pass the Mann-Elkins Act, an important piece of railroad reform legislation

Famous Birthdays

  • Francis D. Foley, US Rear Admiral (WW II, Guadalcanal), born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (d. 1999)

Person of interestGloria Stuart

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

Actress Gloria Stuart
Gloria Stuart
  • William T "Champion Jack" Dupree, US boxer/slaughterhouse pianist

Famous Deaths

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