Historical Events In July - 04
Monday, 03 August 2020
1917 On July - 04 johan H C Kern, Dutch linguist (Sanskreet), dies at 84
1918 On July - 04 altar dedicated at full-scale replica of Stonehenge at Maryhill, Wa
1918 On July - 04 battle of Hamel, France
1918 Abigail Van Buren, [Mrs Morton Phillips], Sioux City Iowa, columnist on this day in history.
1919 Jack Dempsey beats Jess Willard in Cuba for heavyweight championship on July - 04.
1919 On this day in history m Wolf discovers asteroid #914 Palisana
1919 ADGB (Allgemeine Deutsche Gewerkschaftsbund) party forms on this day in history.
1920 Leona Helmsley, (wife of Harry), real estate billionaire/tax cheat on July - 04.
1923 On this day in history jack Dempsey beats Tommy Gibbon in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1923 On this day in history florimond Fonteyne, Flemish priest/politician (Volkseeuw), dies at 67
1925 44 die when the Dreyfus Hotel in Boston collapses on July - 04.
1927 On this day in history the birth of Neil Simon, American author
1929 On this day in history otto Taubmann, composer, dies at 70
1931 On July - 04 emanuele F duke of Aosta, Italian WW I-general/fascist, dies at 62
1933 On July - 04 work begins on Oakland Bay Bridge
1934 Chaim Nachman Bialik zionist poet, dies on July - 04.
1934 "Madame" Marie Curie-Sklodovska, Polish/French chemist, dies on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
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 July - 04.
1941 Howard Florey & Norman Heatley meet for the first time, 11 days later they successfully recreate pencillin on this day in history.
1942 On July - 04 the birth of Prince Michael of Kent
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 Philippines gains independence from US on this day in history.
1946 The Philippine Islands granted independence by the United States on this day in history.
1946 Othenio Able, Austria paleontology, dies at 71 on July - 04.
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 On July - 04 west Germany beats Hungary 3-2 for soccer's 5th World Cup in Bern
1956 On July - 04 independence National Historical Park established in Philadelphia
1956 On July - 04 uS most intense rain fall (1.23" in 1 minute) at Unionville Maryland