July 1909 in history

July 1909 events chronologically

Jul 16 Persian Constitutional Revolution: Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar is forced out as Shah of Persia and is replaced by his son Ahmad Shah Qajar
Jul 25 Louis Blériot makes the first flight across the English Channel in a heavier-than-air machine from (Calais to Dover, England, United Kingdom) in 37 minutes

Top 7 most famous people born in July 1909

Jul 1 Juan Carlos Onetti an Uruguayan novelist and author of short stories.
Jul 7 Gottfried von Cramm a German amateur tennis champion who won the French Open twice. He was ranked number 2 in the world in 1934 and 1936, and number 1 in the world in 1937. He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1977, an organisation which considers that he is "most remembered for a gallant effort in defeat against Don Budge in the 1937 Interzone Final at Wimbledon"
Jul 9 Pavle Đurišić a Montenegrin Serb regular officer of the Royal Yugoslav Army who became a Chetnik commander and led a significant proportion of the Chetniks in Montenegro during World War He distinguished himself and became one of the main commanders during the popular uprising against the Italians in Montenegro in July 1941, and later collaborated with the Italians in actions against the Yugoslav Partisans. In 1943, his troops carried out several massacres against the Muslim population of Bosnia, Herzegovina and the Sandžak, and participated in the anti-Partisan Case White offensive alongside Italian forces. Đurišić was captured by the Germans in May 1943, escaped and was recaptured
Jul 13 Souphanouvong Prince Souphanouvong was, along with his half-brother Prince Souvanna Phouma and Prince Boun Oum of Champasak, one of the “Three Princes” who represented respectively the communist , neutralist, and royalist political factions in Laos. He was the figurehead President of Laos from December 1975 to August 1991
Jul 18 Andrei Gromyko a Soviet statesman during the Cold War. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and as Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet. Gromyko was responsible for many top decisions on Soviet foreign policy until he retired in 1988. In the 1940s Western pundits called him Nyet or "Grim Grom", because of his frequent use of the Soviet veto in the UN Security Council
Jul 18 Mohammed Daoud Khan Prime Minister of Afghanistan from 1953 to 1963, and later became the first President of Afghanistan. He overthrew the monarchy of his first cousin Mohammed Zahir Shah and declared himself as the first President of Afghanistan from 1973 until his assassination in 1978 as a result of the Saur Revolution led by the Communist People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan. Daoud Khan was known for his progressive policies, especially in relation to the rights of women and for initiating two five-year modernization plans which increased the labor force by about 50 percent
Jul 28 Malcolm Lowry best known for his 1947 novel Under the Volcano, which was voted 11 in the Modern Library 100 Best Novels list.

Top 7 most famous people died in July 1909

Jul 7 Walther Ritz a Swiss theoretical physicist.
Jul 8 Gaston Alexandre Auguste Marquis de Galliffet a French general, best known for having taken part in the repression of the 1871 Paris Commune. He was Minister of War in Waldeck-Rousseau's cabinet at the turn of the century, which caused a controversy in the socialist movement since independent socialist Alexandre Millerand also took part in the same government, and was thus side by side with the Fusilleur de la Commune
Jul 9 George Robinson 1st Marquess of Ripon a British politician who served in every Liberal cabinet from 1861 until the year before his death, which took place forty-eight years later.
Jul 11 Simon Newcomb a Canadian-American astronomer and mathematician. Though he had little conventional schooling, he made important contributions to timekeeping as well as writing on economics and statistics and authoring a science fiction novel
Jul 18 Carlos Duke of Madrid the senior member of the House of Bourbon from 1887 until his death. He was the Carlist claimant to the throne of Spain under the name Carlos VII from 1868 , and the Legitimist claimant to the throne of France under the name Charles XI after the death of his father in 1887
Jul 22 Detlev von Liliencron a German lyric poet and novelist from Kiel, the son of Louis Freiherr von Liliencron and Adeline von Harten.
Jul 23 Zygmunt Noskowski a Polish composer, conductor and teacher.