What Happened on July 8, 1911

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Nan Aspinwall is 1st woman to make solo transcontinenal trip by horse
  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Anthony Wilding of New Zealand wins 2nd of 4 consecutive Wimbledon singles titles beating Herbert Roper-Barrett 6-4, 4-6, 2-6 ,6-2 ret
  • Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers becomes first player not to concede a game in a final beating Dora Boothby 6-0, 6-0

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