July 1887 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

Jul 4 Future founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, begins his studies at Sindh Madressatul Islam University in Karachi

  • Jul 5 Columbia University 4's crew becomes first American boat to win at London's Henley Regatta (Visitors Challenge Cup)
  • Jul 26 1st Esperanto book published

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 2 Marcel Tabuteau, French-American oboist (Philadelphia Orch 1915-54), born in Compiègne, Oise, France (d. 1966)
  • Jul 6 Marc Chagall [Moise Shagal], Jewish Belarusan-French modernist painter and stained glass artist (La Mariée; I and the Village), born in Liozna, Russian Empire (now Belarus) (d. 1985)
  • Jul 7 Dirk Koster, literary (New Noises)
  • Jul 9 Samuel Eliot Morison, American historian (Admiral of the Ocean Sea), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1976)
  • Jul 15 Wharton Esherick, American artist and sculptor who worked primarily in wood, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1970)

Vidkun QuislingVidkun Quisling (1887-1945)

Jul 18 Norwegian Minister of Defense and Prime Minister (1942-45), born in Fyresdal, Norway

  • Jul 20 Willem H Drucker, Dutch lawyer
  • Jul 22 Gustav Hertz, German quantum physicist (Nobel 1925)

Marcel DuchampMarcel Duchamp (1887-1968)

Jul 28 French sculptor and painter (Nude Descending a Staircase), born in Blainville-Crevon, France

  • Jul 30 Felix Andries Vening Meinesz, Dutch geophysicist (gravity), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • Jul 31 Hans Freyer, German sociologist and philosopher, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1969)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 5 August Pott, German philological (Etymology Forschungen), dies at 84
  • Jul 14 Alfred Krupp, German steel merchant and largest arms manufacturer of his day, dies at 75
  • Jul 16 Nicaise de Keyser, Flemish painter (Battle at Woeringen), dies at 73

Dorothea DixDorothea Dix (1802-1887)

Jul 17 American pioneering nurse and social activist who created the first American mental asylums, dies at 85

  • Jul 25 John Taylor, American religious leader (3rd President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), dies at 78
  • Jul 29 Agostino Depretis, Italian statesman, Prime Minister of Italy (1876-78, 1778-79, 1881-87), dies at 74