On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1915

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Australia begins Commonwealth Lighthouse Service
  • Australian Survey Corps becomes part of Military Forces

Famous Birthdays

  • Jean Stafford, American writer (Pulitzer Prize 1970-The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford), born in Covina, California (d. 1979)
  • Joseph Ransohoff, American neurosurgeon and pioneer in the modern neurosurgery, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • Philip Lever, 3rd Viscount Leverhulme, English large landowner (Unilever) (d. 2000)
  • Willie Dixon, American blues musician ("Hoochie Coochie Man"), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi (d. 1992)