What Happened in June 1894

Historical Events

  • Jun 12 34th British Golf Open: J.H. Taylor shoots a 326 at Royal St. George's Golf Club
  • Jun 15 Phillies beat Cincinnati Reds, 21-8
  • Jun 16 8th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Hellwig beats Aline Terry (7-5, 3-6, 6-0, 3-6, 6-3)
  • Jun 17 1st US poliomyelitis epidemic breaks out, Rutland, Vermont
  • Jun 18 Premier Roseberry declares Uganda a British protectorate
  • Jun 19 28th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Henry of Navarre wins in 1:56.5
  • Jun 21 Workers in Pittsburgh strike Pullman sleeping car company
  • Jun 23 The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin
  • Jun 24 Decision to hold modern Olympics every 4 years
  • Jun 24 Marie Francois Sadi Carnot is assassinated by Sante Geronimo Caserio.
  • Jun 25 American Railway Union under Eugene V Debs goes on strike
  • Jun 25 Boer leader Paul Kruger meets the British High Commissioner, Sir Henry Loch, on Pretoria station in South Africa and accompanies him to his hotel to discuss the grievances of the Uitlanders (Foreigners)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 26 Karl Benz of Germany receives US patent for gasoline-driven auto

Automobile Engineer and Inventor Karl Benz
Automobile Engineer and Inventor
Karl Benz
  • Jun 28 Labor Day established as a holiday for federal employees
  • Jun 28 The Natal Legislature plans to introduce the Indian Franchise Bill, South Africa
  • Jun 30 Korea declares independence from China, asks for Japanese aid
  • Jun 30 London's Tower Bridge opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 4 Blanch Knopf, publishing CEO (Knopf)
  • Jun 5 Roy Thomson, Lord Thomson of Fleet, English publisher (d. 1976)
  • Jun 6 Sabin V Dragoi, composer
  • Jun 6 Violet Trefusis, English writer and socialite who had a famous affair with writer Vita Sackville-West, born in London England (d. 1972)
  • Jun 8 Erwin Schulhoff, Czech/Russian composer/pianist (Ogelala)
  • Jun 10 Pavel Borkovec, Czech composer (Stmivani, [Twilight])
  • Jun 11 Dai Vernon (David Frederick Wingfield Verner), Canadian magician, The Professor (d. 1992)
  • Jun 13 Isaak E Babel, Russian writer (Konarmija, Marija) [or Jul 13]
  • Jun 13 Jacques-Henri Lartigue, France, photographer
  • Jun 13 Mark van Doren, Ill, author (Happy Critic, Transients)
  • Jun 13 Dr. Leo Kanner, Austrian-American physician (d. 1981)
  • Jun 14 Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (d. 1924)
  • Jun 15 Robert Russell Bennett, composer/arranger (Oklahoma!), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Jun 15 Nikolai Chebotaryov, Ukrainian mathematician (d. 1947)
  • Jun 16 Norman Kerry, actor (Phantom of the Opera), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jun 20 George Delacorte, philanthropist/publisher (Dell Books), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 20 Lloyd A Hall, Illinois, pioneer in food chemistry
  • Jun 21 Milward Kennedy, British public servant and mystery writer (d. 1968)
  • Jun 23 Alfred Kinsey, Hoboken, New Jersey, American entomologist/sexologist (Kinsey Report)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 23 Edward VIII, King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire and Emperor of India (Jan 20th, 1936 until his abdication on Dec 11th, 1936), born in Richmond, England (d. 1972)

King of Great Britain Edward VIII
King of Great Britain
Edward VIII
  • Jun 25 Hermann Oberth, Germany, founded modern astronautics (V2/Redstone)
  • Jun 26 Bill Wirges, orchestra leader (Growing Paynes), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jun 26 Jeanne Eagels, actress (Rain, Under False Colors)
  • Jun 28 Lois Wilson, actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 30 Gavrilo Princip, Bosnian assassin (arch duke Ferdinand)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 20 Basketball inventor James Naismith (32) weds Maude Evelyn Sherman (23) in Springfield, Massachusetts

Basketball Inventor James Naismith
Basketball Inventor
James Naismith

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 22 Harry Houdini marries Bessie Rahner

Magician & Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician & Escape Artist
Harry Houdini

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 3 Karl Eduard Zachariae, German expert on Byzantine Law (b. 1812)
  • Jun 5 Immanuel Faisst, composer, dies at 70
  • Jun 22 Alexandre-Antonin Taché, Canadian archbishop (b. 1823)
  • Jun 24 M F Sadi Carnot, president of France (1887-94), murdered at about 56