What Happened on July 8, 1911

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 35th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Anthony Wilding beats H Roper-Barrett (6-4 4-6 2-6 6-2)
  • Nan Aspinwall is 1st woman to make solo transcontinenal trip by horse

Famous Birthdays

  • Gertrude Niesen, American actress, comedian, and songwriter (Start Cheering, Rookies on Parade), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • Ken Farnes, cricket bowler (fast England in pre-WW II years)

Famous Deaths

  • Ira Erastus Davenport, American magician, claimed to be a spirit medium, dies at 51