Historical Events In July - 04
Thursday, 28 September 2023
1917 Johan H C Kern, Dutch linguist (Sanskreet), dies at 84 on July - 04.
1918 Altar dedicated at full-scale replica of Stonehenge at Maryhill, Wa on July - 04.
1918 Battle of Hamel, France on this day in history.
1918 On July - 04 abigail Van Buren, [Mrs Morton Phillips], Sioux City Iowa, columnist
1919 Jack Dempsey beats Jess Willard in Cuba for heavyweight championship on this day in history.
1919 M Wolf discovers asteroid #914 Palisana on this day in history.
1919 On July - 04 aDGB (Allgemeine Deutsche Gewerkschaftsbund) party forms
1920 On this day in history leona Helmsley, (wife of Harry), real estate billionaire/tax cheat
1923 Jack Dempsey beats Tommy Gibbon in 15 for heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.
1923 Florimond Fonteyne, Flemish priest/politician (Volkseeuw), dies at 67 on this day in history.
1925 44 die when the Dreyfus Hotel in Boston collapses on this day in history.
1927 On July - 04 the birth of Neil Simon, American author
1929 On July - 04 otto Taubmann, composer, dies at 70
1931 Emanuele F duke of Aosta, Italian WW I-general/fascist, dies at 62 on this day in history.
1933 On July - 04 work begins on Oakland Bay Bridge
1934 Chaim Nachman Bialik zionist poet, dies on this day in history.
1934 On this day in history "Madame" Marie Curie-Sklodovska, Polish/French chemist, dies
1938 Suzanne Lenglen 6 time Wimbeldon champ, dies at 39 of anemia on July - 04.
1938 On this day in history otto Bauer, Austrian social democrat, dies at 56
1939 Fort Ross, NWT the overnight temperature at Fort Ross drops to -12.2 C; one of the lowest July temperatures ever recorded in Canada on this day in history.
1939 Yankees retire first uniform (Lou Gehrig #4), first Old Timers Day on this day in history.
1941 On this day in history howard Florey & Norman Heatley meet for the first time, 11 days later they successfully recreate pencillin
1942 The birth of Prince Michael of Kent on July - 04.
1942 On July - 04 the first American bombing mission over enemy-occupied Europe (WW II)
1943 Wladyslaw Sikorski, gen/PM of Poland in exile (1939-43), dies at 62 on July - 04.
1945 On July - 04 canadian troops enter Berlin as part of British garrison force; to share occupation duties.
1946 Philippines gains independence from US on July - 04.
1946 On this day in history the Philippine Islands granted independence by the United States
1946 Othenio Able, Austria paleontology, dies at 71 on this day in history.
1950 Truman signs public law 600 (Puerto Ricans write own consitution) on this day in history.
1952 Walter Long, dies at 73 on July - 04.
1954 On this day in history west Germany beats Hungary 3-2 for soccer's 5th World Cup in Bern
1956 Independence National Historical Park established in Philadelphia on July - 04.
1956 US most intense rain fall (1.23" in 1 minute) at Unionville Maryland on this day in history.