Historical Events For July - 03
Sunday, 26 March 2017
1896 On this day in history doris Lloyd, actress (Bachelor Father, Charley's Aunt, Sarah & Son)
1897 On this day in history g. A. Lancaster files claim on Eldorado Creek, Yukon, later known as Gold Hill.
1898 On July - 03 joshua Slocum 1844-1909, from Briar Island, Nova Scotia, becomes the first person to complete a solo circumnavigation of the earth.
1898 On this day in history uS Navy defeats Spanish fleet in Santiago harbor, Cuba
1898 American troops captured deserted Wake Island on this day in history.
1899 On July - 03 klimenty Arkad'yevich Korchmaryov, composer
1900 On July - 03 john Mason Brown, Louisville Ky, critic (Tonight on Broadway)
1901 In Calgary Alberta, W.F. (Billy) Cochrane drives first automobile in Calgary; a steam-powered Locomobile, steered by a tiller rather than a wheel on this day in history.
1902 On this day in history excelsior soccer team forms in Rotterdam
1902 Jack Newman, NZ cricket lefty pace bowler (1932-33, later knighted) on July - 03.
1903 Jean du Bela, [Simon Buytekant], singer/actor (Chaste Susanna) on this day in history.
1904 On July - 03 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 On this day in history kuyper govt forms in Holland
1906 On this day in history francis Steegmuller, US, biographer (Cocteau)
1907 On this day in history pope decree forbids modernization of theology
1907 On July - 03 arthur Steel, Dutch architect (Group '32)
1908 On July - 03 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 July - 03.
1910 On this day in history bernard Burrows, British diplomat
1910 On this day in history julius Slabbe, Belgian writer, dies
1911 On July - 03 ty Cobb hits in his 40th straight game. Does not get a hit next day
1911 Joe Hardstaff Jr, cricketer (son of Joseph, 23 Tests for England) on July - 03.
1912 NY Giant pitcher Rube Marquard ties record of 19 game win-streak on July - 03.
1912 On this day in history edward Jones, North Ireland lord justice of appeals
1913 Common tern banded in Maine; found dead in 1919 in Africa (1st bird confirmed to have crossed the Atlantic on this day in history.
1913 Common tern banded in Maine; found dead in 1919 in Africa (1st bird known to have crossed the Atlantic) on this day in history.
1913 Hugh Stirling MacKenzie, British vice admiral on this day in history.
1915 On July - 03 uS military forces occupy Haiti, remain until 1934
1916 The first of 3 fatal shark attacks occurred near NJ shore (4 die) on this day in history.
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