Historical Events In July - 04
Friday, 04 December 2020
1917 Johan H C Kern, Dutch linguist (Sanskreet), dies at 84 on July - 04.
1918 On this day in history altar dedicated at full-scale replica of Stonehenge at Maryhill, Wa
1918 Battle of Hamel, France on July - 04.
1918 On this day in history abigail Van Buren, [Mrs Morton Phillips], Sioux City Iowa, columnist
1919 On July - 04 jack Dempsey beats Jess Willard in Cuba for heavyweight championship
1919 On July - 04 m Wolf discovers asteroid #914 Palisana
1919 ADGB (Allgemeine Deutsche Gewerkschaftsbund) party forms on July - 04.
1920 Leona Helmsley, (wife of Harry), real estate billionaire/tax cheat on July - 04.
1923 Jack Dempsey beats Tommy Gibbon in 15 for heavyweight boxing title on July - 04.
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 The birth of Neil Simon, American author on this day in history.
1929 Otto Taubmann, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.
1931 Emanuele F duke of Aosta, Italian WW I-general/fascist, dies at 62 on July - 04.
1933 On this day in history work begins on Oakland Bay Bridge
1934 Chaim Nachman Bialik zionist poet, dies on this day in history.
1934 On July - 04 "Madame" Marie Curie-Sklodovska, Polish/French chemist, dies
1938 On July - 04 suzanne Lenglen 6 time Wimbeldon champ, dies at 39 of anemia
1938 Otto Bauer, Austrian social democrat, dies at 56 on July - 04.
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 July - 04.
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 this day in history.
1942 The first American bombing mission over enemy-occupied Europe (WW II) on July - 04.
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 On July - 04 philippines gains independence from US
1946 The Philippine Islands granted independence by the United States on July - 04.
1946 On this day in history othenio Able, Austria paleontology, dies at 71
1950 Truman signs public law 600 (Puerto Ricans write own consitution) on July - 04.
1952 Walter Long, dies at 73 on this day in history.
1954 West Germany beats Hungary 3-2 for soccer's 5th World Cup in Bern on July - 04.
1956 On this day in history independence National Historical Park established in Philadelphia
1956 On July - 04 uS most intense rain fall (1.23" in 1 minute) at Unionville Maryland