Historical Events in July 1906

  • Jul 2 Yanks win by forfeit for the 1st time
  • Jul 4 Great Britain, France, and Italy declare independence of Ethiopia (Abyssinia), but all lay claim to their own 'spheres of influence' in that land
  • Jul 4 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats Frank Riseley 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 for his 5th straight Wimbledon singles title
  • Jul 5 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats May Sutton 6-3, 9-7 for her 3rd of 7 Wimbledon singles titles
  • Jul 11 The Gillette-Brown murder inspires Theodore Dreiser's "An American Tragedy"

Historic Event

Jul 12 Alfred Dreyfus found innocent in France

  • Jul 15 Republic museum opens Rembrandt hall in Amsterdam

Election of Interest

Jul 17 Clement Armand Fallieres is elected President of France, but power lies with Georges Clémenceau

  • Jul 20 Brooklyn Superbas pitcher Mal Eason no-hits St Louis Cardinals, 2-0 at Robison Field, St. Louis
  • Jul 23 Pogroms against Jews in Odessa, Russia
  • Jul 28 Yankees turn triple-play, beat Cleveland 6-4
  • Jul 29 4th Tour de France won by René Pottier of France