Historical Events in July 1907

  • Jul 1 The Orange River Colony, known as the Orange Free State, is granted self-government by the British
  • Jul 2 21st U.S. Women's National Championship: Evelyn Sears beats Carrie Neely (6-3, 6-2)
  • Jul 3 Pope decree forbids modernization of theology

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jul 4 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • Jul 5 24th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: May Bundy beats Dorothea Chambers (6-1 6-4)
  • Jul 5 31st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Norman Brookes beats Arthur Gore (6-4 6-2 6-2)
  • Jul 8 Florenz Ziegfeld staged 1st `Follies' on NY Theater roof
  • Jul 18 Florenz Ziegfeld's "Follies of 1907" premieres in NYC
  • Jul 18 French troops occupy Casablanca
  • Jul 19 Under pressure from the Japanese, the Emperor of Korea abdicates in favor of his son, a figurehead
  • Jul 20 A train wreck on the Pere Marquette Railroad near Salem, Michigan kills thirty and injures seventy more.
  • Jul 23 7th Davis Cup: Australasia beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)
  • Jul 25 Korea becomes a protectorate of Japan.
  • Jul 29 1st helicopter ascent in Douai, France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 29 Sir Robert Baden-Powell forms Boy Scouts in England

Founder of Scouts Robert Baden-Powell
Founder of Scouts
Robert Baden-Powell
  • Jul 30 Russia and Japan sign an agreement guaranteeing freedom of China while recognizing each other's special interests
  • Jul 30 The Filipinos elect their first legislature; it will meet on 16 October
  • Jul 30 Starting today, the French bombard Casablanca and land troops to occupy the Atlantic-coast region of Morocco after attacks on foreigners