On This Day

Historical Events in July 1910

  • Jul 1 Chicago's White Sox Park (later Comiskey Park) opens - St Louis Browns beat White Sox 2-0
  • Jul 1 Union of South Africa becomes a dominion

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jul 4 "Fight of the Century": Jack Johnson beats James J. Jeffries by TKO in 15 in Reno, Nevada to retain his world heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Jack Johnson
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Jack Johnson
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • Jul 4 The US Congress pass the Mann-Elkins Act, an important piece of railroad reform legislation
  • Jul 4 In a mutual defense agreements, Japan and Russia delineate their spheres of interest in Manchuria
  • Jul 9 Walter Brookins, flying a Wright biplane over Atlantic City, New Jersey, becomes 1st to fly an airplane to an altitude of 1 mile (actually reaching 6,175 feet or 1.169 miles) [1]

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 19 Cy Young wins the 500th game of his Baseball HOF career as the Cleveland Naps beat Washington Senators, 5 - 2, in 11 innings; only pitcher in MLB history to reach milestone

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • Jul 20 Former Dutch premier Abraham Kuyper acquitted of corruption
  • Jul 24 Matador Juan Belmonte (18) kills his 1st bull
  • Jul 29 JWEL Hilgers is 1st Dutchman to fly above Dutch territory
  • Jul 31 Chic Cub King Cole no-hits St Louis, 4-0 in a 7 inning game
  • Jul 31 Clement van Maasdijk gives flying demonstration
  • Jul 31 8th Tour de France: Octave Lapize of France wins by just 4 points from Team Alcyon teammate Fran├žois Faber of Luxembourg