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July 1901 in History

Events in History


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Jul 2 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid rob train of $40,000 at Wagner, Montana

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Jul 4 William Howard Taft, former Federal judge, is installed as first governor-general of the Philippines and declares amnesty for all insurgents who take an oath of allegiance

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • Jul 12 Striking Canadian salmon fishermen on the Pacific coast, resentful of the non-union Japanese who continue to fish, maroon and imprison 47
  • Jul 12 In Germany a group of 104 aristocrats present a deceleration against dueling, though the tradition will go on
  • Jul 15 NY Giant Christy Mathewson no-hits St Louis, 5-0
  • Jul 16 The Fawcett Commission headed by Millicent Fawcett is established as a result of an outcry against the treatment of Afrikaners in concentration camps during the South African War
  • Jul 20 Morocco signs an agreement with France fixing Morocco's frontier with Algeria, a French colony
  • Jul 22 Serbia reactivates diplomatic relations with Montenegro
  • Jul 22 British House of Lords, in its role as court, rules trade unions can be sued for actions of its members - in Taff Vale Case

The Story of Writer O. Henry’s Short LifeThe Story of Writer O. Henry’s Short Life

Jul 24 Writer O. Henry is released from prison in Austin, Texas after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank

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The U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp in 2012 commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Porter
The U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp in 2012 commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Porter
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  • Jul 25 Emily Hobhouse addresses public meetings in Britain on the concentration camps during the South African War
  • Jul 31 Abraham Kuyper becomes premier of Netherlands

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 1 Sylvia Mary Paget Chancellor, English philanthropist (Prisoners' Wives Service), born in London (d. 1996)
  • Jul 5 Sergey Vladimirovich Obraztsov, Soviet puppet master, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1992)
  • Jul 8 Donald Benjamin Harden, archaeologist
  • Jul 9 Barbara Cartland, English romance author (Camfield #69), born in Edgbaston, Birmingham, England (d. 2000)
  • Jul 13 Tillie Ehrlich Lewin, leading industrialist (tomato queen)
  • Jul 15 Pyke F C Koch, Dutch surrealistic painter (Dolores' Breakfast)
  • Jul 17 Bruno Jasieński, Polish poet (d. 1938)
  • Jul 20 Vehbi Koc, indistrialist/philanthropist
  • Jul 25 Walter Breedveld, Dutch writer (Een ship vergaat), born in Den Bosch, Netherlands (d. 1977)
  • Jul 31 Jean Debuffet, French painter and sculptor (Landscape with 2 Personages), born in Le Havre, France (d. 1985)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 4 John Fiske [Edmund Fisk Green], American historian and philosopher, dies at 59
  • Jul 4 Julian Scott, American artist and Civil War Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 55
  • Jul 6 Prince Chlodwig zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1819)
  • Jul 7 Johanna Spyri, Swiss children's book author (Heidi), dies at 74
  • Jul 20 William Cosmo Monkhouse, English poet and critic (b. 1840)
  • Jul 30 Herbert Baxter Adams, American historian (American Historical Association), dies at 51