Historical Events in July 1912

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 3 NY Giants pitcher Rube Marquard ties Tim Keefe's 1888 record 19 game win-streak (started April 11)

Major League Baseball Pitcher Tim Keefe
Major League Baseball Pitcher
Tim Keefe
  • Jul 4 Detroit Tiger George Mullen no-hits St Louis Browns, 7-0
  • Jul 4 Jack Johnson beats "Fireman" Jim Flynn by disqualification in 9 in Las Vegas to retain world heavyweight boxing title
  • Jul 6 Donald Lippincott runs world record 100m (10.6)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 7 American athlete Jim Thorpe wins 4 of 5 events to win the Pentathlon gold medal at the Stockholm Olympics, medal stripped 1913 (played pro baseball), reinstated 1982

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • Jul 8 G E V Crutchley (Oxford) 99 retired measles v Cambridge
  • Jul 8 Giants Rube Marquard loses after winning 21 straight

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 8 29th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Ethel Larcombe wins her first and only title beating Charlotte Cooper 6-3, 6-1

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jul 8 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Anthony Wilding makes it 3 straight Wimbledon singles crowns beating Arthur Gore 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
  • Jul 10 Hannes Kolehmainen runs world record 5000m (14:36.6)
  • Jul 12 1st foreign feature film exhibited in US - "Queen Elizabeth" in NYC
  • Jul 14 Kenneth McArthur runs Olympic record marathon (2:36:54.8)
  • Jul 15 British National Health Insurance Act goes into effect
  • Jul 15 American athlete Jim Thorpe is placed in top 4 in all 10 events, for an Olympic record 8,413 points to win the Decathlon gold medal at the Stockholm Olympics, medal stripped 1913 (played pro baseball), reinstated 1982
  • Jul 16 Naval torpedo launched from an airplane patents by B A Fiske
  • Jul 17 IAF (Intl Amateur Athletic Federation) forms in Sweden
  • Jul 18 Chicago Cubs get 21 hits but lose to Philadelphia Phillies in 11 innings
  • Jul 19 A meteorite of estimated 190kg mass explodes over Holbrook in Navajo County, Arizona, causing approximately 16,000 pieces of debris to rain down on the town
  • Jul 20 Phillies Sherry Magee steals home twice in 1 game
  • Jul 22 5th Olympic games in Stockholm, Sweden closes
  • Jul 22 In the face of ever-increasing German naval power, the British Admiralty decides to recall British warships from the Mediterranean and base them in the North Sea
  • Jul 25 Comoros proclaimed a French colonies
  • Jul 28 10th Tour de France won by Odile Defraye of Belgium
  • Jul 31 RBC soccer team forms in Roosendaal
  • Jul 31 US government prohibits movies and photos of prize fights (censorship)