Historical Events For July - 03
Sunday, 26 February 2017
1896 Doris Lloyd, actress (Bachelor Father, Charley's Aunt, Sarah & Son) on this day in history.
1897 G. A. Lancaster files claim on Eldorado Creek, Yukon, later known as Gold Hill on July - 03.
1898 Joshua Slocum 1844-1909, from Briar Island, Nova Scotia, becomes the first person to complete a solo circumnavigation of the earth on this day in history.
1898 On July - 03 uS Navy defeats Spanish fleet in Santiago harbor, Cuba
1898 On July - 03 american troops captured deserted Wake Island
1899 On this day in history klimenty Arkad'yevich Korchmaryov, composer
1900 On July - 03 john Mason Brown, Louisville Ky, critic (Tonight on Broadway)
1901 On July - 03 in Calgary Alberta, W.F. (Billy) Cochrane drives first automobile in Calgary; a steam-powered Locomobile, steered by a tiller rather than a wheel.
1902 On July - 03 excelsior soccer team forms in Rotterdam
1902 On July - 03 jack Newman, NZ cricket lefty pace bowler (1932-33, later knighted)
1903 On July - 03 jean du Bela, [Simon Buytekant], singer/actor (Chaste Susanna)
1904 On this day in history first run of the Ocean Limited passenger train between Montreal, Que. and Halifax. N.S. This is the longest running train in Canada having operated continuously over the same 840 mile route.
1904 Theodor Herzl, Austrian journalist/Zionist, dies on July - 03.
1905 Kuyper govt forms in Holland on this day in history.
1906 Francis Steegmuller, US, biographer (Cocteau) on this day in history.
1907 Pope decree forbids modernization of theology on July - 03.
1907 On July - 03 arthur Steel, Dutch architect (Group '32)
1908 On this day in history thomas Narcejac, Rochefort-sur-Mer France, writer (Vertigo)
1908 On this day in history joel Chandler Harris, created Uncle Remus, dies at 59
1909 On this day in history cobalt Ontario a forest fire in Porcupine District leaves one-third of Cobalt's 6,000 residents homeless.
1909 Earl L Butz, US Secretary of Agriculture (1971-76); a real Butz on this day in history.
1910 Bernard Burrows, British diplomat on this day in history.
1910 On July - 03 julius Slabbe, Belgian writer, dies
1911 On this day in history ty Cobb hits in his 40th straight game. Does not get a hit next day
1911 On July - 03 joe Hardstaff Jr, cricketer (son of Joseph, 23 Tests for England)
1912 NY Giant pitcher Rube Marquard ties record of 19 game win-streak on July - 03.
1912 Edward Jones, North Ireland lord justice of appeals on this day in history.
1913 Common tern banded in Maine; found dead in 1919 in Africa (1st bird confirmed to have crossed the Atlantic on July - 03.
1913 Common tern banded in Maine; found dead in 1919 in Africa (1st bird known to have crossed the Atlantic) on July - 03.
1913 Hugh Stirling MacKenzie, British vice admiral on this day in history.
1915 US military forces occupy Haiti, remain until 1934 on this day in history.
1916 On July - 03 the first of 3 fatal shark attacks occurred near NJ shore (4 die)
1916 1st of 3 fatal shark attacks occurred near NJ shore (4 die) on this day in history.
1916 On this day in history henrietta "Hetty" Howland Robinson Green, (Witch of Wall Street), dies