On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1910

Historical Events

Sport defeatBoxing 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

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Champion Jack [William Thomas] Dupree, American boxer and pianist, born in Irish Channel, New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1992)
  • 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

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
1910 Highlights

About July 4, 1910

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 110 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer