Historical Events in July 1909

  • Jul 3 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dora Boothby earns her only Wimbledon title with a 6-4, 4-6, 8-6 win over Agnes Morton
  • Jul 3 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Gore beats Josiah Ritchie 6-8, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 for back-to-back titles
  • Jul 8 1st pro baseball game (minor league) played under lights
  • Jul 12 16th Amendment was passed by congress (power to tax incomes)
  • Jul 14 Germany chancellor Bernhard von Bulow resigns
  • Jul 14 Theobold von Bethmann Hollweg nominated Germany Chancellor

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Jul 15 Ty Cobb hits 2 inside-the-park HRs

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Ty Cobb
  • Jul 16 Det & Wash play longest scoreless game in AL history-18 innings
  • Jul 19 Cleveland shortstop Neal Ball executes an unassisted triple play
  • Jul 24 Bkln Dodger Nap Rucker strikes out 16 Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Jul 25 France's Louis Bleriot, makes 1st airplane flight across English Channel

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Jul 27 Orville Wright tests 1st US Army airplane, flying 1h12m40s

  • Jul 27 British ship SS Waratah is last seen en-route from Durban to Cape Town; 211 on board are missing and no trace of the ship ever found
  • Jul 30 John Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League
  • Jul 30 Wright Brothers deliver 1st military plane to the army
  • Jul 31 Bill Burns pitching for White Sox has 2nd no-hitter broken up with 2 outs in 9th