On This Day

July 1910 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 Union of South Africa becomes a dominion
  • Jul 4 The US Congress pass the Mann-Elkins Act, an important piece of railroad reform legislation
  • Jul 4 In a mutual defense agreements, Japan and Russia delineate their spheres of interest in Manchuria
  • Jul 9 Walter Brookins, flying a Wright biplane over Atlantic City, New Jersey, becomes 1st to fly an airplane to an altitude of 1 mile (actually reaching 6,175 feet or 1.169 miles) [1]
  • Jul 20 Former Dutch premier Abraham Kuyper acquitted of corruption
  • Jul 24 Matador Juan Belmonte (18) kills his 1st bull
  • Jul 29 JWEL Hilgers is 1st Dutchman to fly above Dutch territory
  • Jul 31 Chic Cub King Cole no-hits St Louis, 4-0 in a 7 inning game
  • Jul 31 Clement van Maasdijk gives flying demonstration

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 2 H. G. Adler, German writer (The Journey), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1988)
  • Jul 3 Bernard Burrows, British diplomat (d. 2002)
  • Jul 3 Eric Franklin, Indian civil servant
  • Jul 4 Francis D. Foley, US Rear Admiral (WW II, Guadalcanal), born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • Jul 5 Robert K. Meston, American sociologist (functionalism), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • Jul 8 Govan AM Mbeki, South African leader (ANC/SACP)
  • Jul 11 John Francis Boyd, journalist
  • Jul 20 Cicely Veronica Wedgwood, British historian (William the Silent)
  • Jul 22 Edith Abbo, daughter of Mien Wenneker/Dutch Prince Henry
  • Jul 24 Edward Ford, courtier in the Royal Household of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II (d. 2006)
  • Jul 24 Harry Horner, Austro-Hungarian-born American stage and film designer (The Heiress), born in Bohemia (now Czech Republic) (d. 1994)
  • Jul 27 Julien Gracq [Louis Poirier], French writer (Andre Breton), born in Saint-Florent-le-Vieil, Maine-et-Loire, France (d. 2007)
  • Jul 28 Bill Goodwin, announcer (Jolson Story, Burns & Allen), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 28 Clive Caldwell, Australian fighter pilot who shot down 28.5 aircraft during WWII, born in Lewisham, Australia (d. 1994)
  • Jul 29 Henry Brian Boyne, journalist
  • Jul 30 Edgar de Evia, Mexican-American photographer, born in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico (d. 2003)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 3 Julius Slabbe, Belgian writer, dies
  • Jul 4 Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer (discovered canals of Mars), dies at 75
  • Jul 4 Melville Fuller, American 8th Chief Justice of the United States, dies at 77
  • Jul 10 Johann G Galle, German discoverer of Neptune by telescope, dies
  • Jul 12 Charles Stewart Rolls, British auto manufacturer (Rolls-Royce Ltd), dies at 32
  • Jul 24 Arkhip Kuindzhi, Russian painter (b. 1841)
  • Jul 26 Philippus Jacobus Hoedemaker, Dutch theologist, dies at 71