On This Day

July 1907 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 The Orange River Colony, known as the Orange Free State, is granted self-government by the British
  • Jul 3 Pope decree forbids modernization of theology
  • Jul 8 Florenz Ziegfeld staged 1st `Follies' on NY Theater roof
  • Jul 18 Florenz Ziegfeld's "Follies of 1907" premieres in NYC
  • Jul 18 French troops occupy Casablanca
  • Jul 19 Under pressure from the Japanese, the Emperor of Korea abdicates in favor of his son, a figurehead
  • Jul 20 A train wreck on the Pere Marquette Railroad near Salem, Michigan kills thirty and injures seventy more
  • Jul 25 Korea becomes a protectorate of Japan
  • Jul 29 1st helicopter ascent in Douai, France

Historic Event

Jul 29 Sir Robert Baden-Powell forms Boy Scouts in England

  • Jul 30 Russia and Japan sign an agreement guaranteeing freedom of China while recognizing each other's special interests
  • Jul 30 The Filipinos elect their first legislature; it will meet on 16 October
  • Jul 30 Starting today, the French bombard Casablanca and land troops to occupy the Atlantic-coast region of Morocco after attacks on foreigners

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 2 Eppo Doeve, Dutch cartoonist and painter, born in Bandung, Indonesia (d. 1981)
  • Jul 3 Arthur Steel, Dutch architect (Group '32)

Frida Kahlo

Jul 6 Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter who explored questions of identity, postcolonialism, gender and race in Mexican society, born in Coyoacán, Mexico City (d. 1954)

  • Jul 7 Helene Johnson, American Harlem Renaissance poet, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • Jul 7 Robert A[nson] Heinlein, American sci-fi author (4 Hugos, Red Planet)
  • Jul 8 George W Romney, (Gov-R-Mich)/US Secretary of HUD (1969-73)
  • Jul 15 Paterson Fraser, British air marshal

Orville Redenbacher

Jul 16 Orville Redenbacher, American popcorn magnate (Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popcorn), born in Brazil, Indiana (d. 1995)

  • Jul 23 Elspeth Huxley, English author (The Flame Trees of Thika and The Mottled Lizard), born in London (d. 1997)
  • Jul 27 Denis Rickett, British civil servant and private secretary to Clement Attlee, born in Hawthorns, Overton Road, Sutton, Surrey (d. 1997)
  • Jul 28 Earl Tupper, American-born Costa Rican inventor and businessman (Tupperware), born in Berlin, New Hampshire (d. 1983)
  • Jul 29 Melvin Belli, American lawyer known as "The King of Torts" and "Melvin Bellicose", born in Sonora, California (d. 1996)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 5 Maria Anna Mahler, Gustav Mahler's eldest daughter, dies at 5
  • Jul 6 August Johann Gottfried Bielenstein, German Linguist, Theologian (b. 1826)
  • Jul 14 William Henry Perkin, English chemist and inventor (b. 1838)
  • Jul 15 Qiu Jin, Chinese revolutionary, feminist, and writer considered a national heroine in China, executed after a failed uprising at 32
  • Jul 19 Hector H Malot, French lawyer/author (Alone in the World), dies at 77
  • Jul 27 Edward Pettus, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 86
  • Jul 28 James Henry Lane, US Brigadier General during Civil War (Confederate) and professor, dies at 74