On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1911

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

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
1911 Highlights

About July 8, 1911

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 110 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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