July 1902 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 Ranji (230) & Newham (153) add 344 for 7th wkt, Sussex v Essex
  • Jul 1 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax" (BG)
  • Jul 1 US Congress passes the Philippines Government Act, providing that the Philippines be governed by a commission appointed by the President, with consent from the senate; Filipinos are to be treated as citizens of their land, no the USA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 4 Civil government is established in the Philippines by a proclamation from US President Theodore Roosevelt, who offers a general amnesty to insurgents

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 11 British Prime Minister Lord Salisbury resigns

British Prime Minister Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
British Prime Minister
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
  • Jul 12 Australian parliament agrees to female suffrage

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Jul 12 Arthur Balfour succeeds Lord Salisbury, who retired as British Prime Minister on 11 July

British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour
British Prime Minister
Arthur Balfour
British Prime Minister Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
British Prime Minister
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
  • Jul 14 The Campanile in St Mark's Square, Venice collapses, also demolishing the loggetta
  • Jul 15 Ranjitsinhji scores 180 before lunch, for Sussex v Surrey
  • Jul 17 Lord Tennyson, son of the poet, is named to succeed Lord Hopetown, first governor general of Australia
  • Jul 24 In Turkey, the Sultan Abdul-Hamid, under pressure from within the Ottoman Empire, appoints a commission to consider reforms that might pacify Macedonian revolutionaries
  • Jul 26 Australia beat England by 3 runs at Old Trafford
  • Jul 29 Union of Orthodox Rabbis of US and Canada forms
  • Jul 30 Anti-Jewish rioters attack funeral procession of Rabbi Joseph (NYC)

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 1 Billy Wyler, director (Ben Hur, Mrs Miniver)
  • Jul 1 Jose Luis Sert, Spanish/US architect

Person of interestMeyer Lansky

Jul 4 Meyer Lansky, Russian-American mobster known as the "Mob's Accountant", born in Grodno, Belarus (d. 1983)

Mobster Meyer Lansky
Mobster
Meyer Lansky
  • Jul 5 Frank Waters, American writer, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1995)
  • Jul 5 Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., American politician (Sen-R) and ambassador (West Germany, Vietnam & UN), born in Nahant, Massachusetts (d. 1985)
  • Jul 9 Gerhard Pohl, German writer (Crazy Ferdinand), born in Trachenberg, Silesia (d. 1966)
  • Jul 10 Günther Weisenborn, German writer and German Resistance fighter, born in Velbert (d. 1969)
  • Jul 10 Kurt Alder, German chemist (Nobel 1950), born in Königshütte, Upper Silesia (d.1958)
  • Jul 11 Leo Collard, Belgian minister of Education (1946/54-58)
  • Jul 11 Samuel Abraham Goldsmith, Dutch/US phycist
  • Jul 12 Günther Anders, German Jewish philosopher, born in Breslau, German Empire (d. 1992)
  • Jul 14 Richard Clarkson, aerodynamicist
  • Jul 14 Truman J Hedding, US vice-admiral (WWII)
  • Jul 15 Jean Rey, Belgian President of European Commission (1967-70)
  • Jul 16 Alexander Luria, Russian neuropsychologist (Higher Cortical Functions in Man), born in Kazan, Russian Empire (d. 1977)
  • Jul 17 Christina Stead, Australia, novelist (Man Who Loved Children)
  • Jul 20 Dilys Powell, English writer (Descent from Parnassus)
  • Jul 25 Eric Hoffer, American longshoreman and author (The True Believer), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)

Person of interestKarl Popper

Jul 28 Karl Popper, Austro-British philosopher (Logic of Forschung), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1994)

Philosopher and Professor Karl Popper
Philosopher and Professor
Karl Popper
  • Jul 28 Kenneth F. Fearing, American poet (Dead Reckoning), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 1961)

Weddings in History

  • Jul 1 British admiral John Jellicoe (42) weds Gwendoline Cayzer at Holy Trinity in London

Deaths in History

  • Jul 4 Swami Vivekananda, Indian Hindu spiritual leader and a key figure in the introduction of Yoga to the Western world, dies while meditating at 39
  • Jul 10 Albert, King of Saxony (1873-1902), dies at 74
  • Jul 12 Pieter Caland, Dutch hydraulic engineer (New Waterway), dies at 74
  • Jul 14 Mark M Antokolski, Russian/French sculptor, dies at 58
  • Jul 22 Mieczysław Halka Ledóchowski, Polish Catholic Cardinal (b. 1822)