On This Day

July 1899 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 Gideon Society established to place bibles in hotels
  • Jul 1 San Francisco City Hall turned over to city, after 29 years of building
  • Jul 19 National Brotherhood of Electrical Workers forms
  • Jul 29 1st motorcycle race, Manhattan Beach, NY
  • Jul 29 The First Hague Convention is signed.
  • Jul 31 Albert Trott hits Monty Noble over the Pavilion at Lord's

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 1 Henry "Indiana" Jones Jr, fictional character "Indiana Jones"
  • Jul 1 Konstantinos Tsatsos, Greek politician and 2nd President of Greece (1975-1980), born in Athens, Greece (d. 1987)
  • Jul 5 Anna Arnold Hedgeman, African-American social activist (NYC cabinet), born in Marshalltown, Iowa (d. 1990)
  • Jul 5 Marcel Achard, French playwright (Jean de la Lune), born in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, France (d. 1974)
  • Jul 8 David Eli Lilienthal, US government organizer (Wisconsin)

Person of interestE. B. White

Jul 11 E. B. White, American writer (Charlotte's Web, Elements of Style), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1985)

Writer E. B. White
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  • Jul 15 Seán Lemass, Irish leader (d. 1971)
  • Jul 16 Eunice Hunton Carter, 1st African American female district attorney (NY), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1970)
  • Jul 18 Willem Kernkamp, Dutch minister of Colonies (Islam & Woman), born in Edam, Netherlands (d. 1956)
  • Jul 19 Paul de Groot, Dutch communist politician (CPN) and editor (The Truth), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1986)

Person of interestErnest Hemingway

Jul 21 Ernest Hemingway, American author (The Old Man and the Sea, Nobel 1954), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 1961)

  • Jul 21 Hart Crane, American poet (The Bridge), born in Garrettsville, Ohio (d. 1932)
  • Jul 23 Gustav Heinemann, President of West Germany (1969-74), born in Schwelm, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1976)
  • Jul 26 Carel C. van Essen, Dutch archaeologist (Italian & Roman art), born in Amsterdam (d. 1963)
  • Jul 26 Danton Walker, American columnist (Broadway Spotlight), born in Mariette, Georgia (d. 1960)
  • Jul 30 Harry Moorman, Dutch vice-admiral (KVP), born in Roermond, Netherlands (d. 1971)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 7 George Washington Julian, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana, dies at 82
  • Jul 12 Esquire Mauritius A de Savornin Lohman, Governor of Suriname, dies at 67
  • Jul 18 Horatio Alger, American clergyman and author (Disagreeable Woman, Ragged Dick), dies at 67
  • Jul 21 Robert G. Ingersoll, American politician and military officer (b. 1833)
  • Jul 28 Antonio Guzmán Blanco, Military leader, diplomat and politician, President of Venezuela (1870-77, 1879-84, 1886-87), dies at 70