What Happened in June 1900

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 British army occupiers Pretoria South-Africa
  • Jun 5 Pretoria, capital of the Boer Republic of South Africa, falls to the British led by General Buller
  • Jun 6 Boxers cut off all railroad links between Peking and Tientsin, main port city of Peking
  • Jun 6 US Congress pass an act authorizing a civil code and government for the territory of Alaska after gold discoveries bring lawlessness and disorder to the area
  • Jun 7 Boer general Christian de Law occupies British rail depot at Roodewal
  • Jun 7 40th British Golf Open: J.H. Taylor shoots a 309 at St Andrews
  • Jun 8 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 6 Napoleons" (BG)
  • Jun 9 In China, Boxers destroy the race course in Peking, a few miles from the legations and the center and symbol of diplomatic social life and Western privilege.
  • Jun 10 In China, a relief column of some 2000 men set out from Tientsin to relieve foreigners trapped in Peking.
  • Jun 11 -12] Battle at Diamond Hill: British troops chase General Botha
  • Jun 12 In Germany, the Reichstag pass the second Navy Bill, which calls for doubling the German Navy within 20 years
  • Jun 13 In China, Baron von Kettler, the German minister to China, beats two young Boxers with his walking stick; when word of this circulates, rioting and arson spread throughout Peking during the night.
  • Jun 14 Hawaiian Territorial Government begins
  • Jun 14 The Reichstag approves a second law that allows the expansion of the German navy.
  • Jun 14 Having been annexed to the USA on 12 August 1898, Hawaii is constituted as an organised territory
  • Jun 16 In China, a fire is set by Boxers, virtually destroying the Western Quarter and spreading to engulf many Chinese landmarks
  • Jun 18 Empress Douairiere orders I-Ho-Chuan (Boxers) to kill all foreigners
  • Jun 18 Gen Luigi Pelloux resigns as premier of Italy

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jun 19 Republican Party nominates President William McKinley for re-election, but chooses a new candidate for Vice-President, Theodore Roosevelt

25th US President William McKinley
25th US President
William McKinley
26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Jun 20 In China, most foreigners in the Peking legations now accept that they are under siege by Boxers
  • Jun 20 Baron Von Ketteler, German Minister, decides to go to the Chinese authorities to demand more guards for European protection from Boxers and is killed by Boxers en route
  • Jun 21 Dodgers score 7 in top of 11th to go ahead of Phillies, 20-13, In bottom of 11th Phillies stalls so umpire forfeits game to Dodgers
  • Jun 21 In the Philippines, General Arthur McArthur, US military governor of the Philippines, issues an amnesty proclamation to those Filipinos who will renounce the insurgent movement and accept US sovereignty
  • Jun 22 In China, practically the whole foreign community in Peking, including many Chinese Christians, retreat to British compounds
  • Jun 23 British Governor Frederick Hodgson and some of his British supporters flee Fort Coomassie, Gold Coast, Africa, where they have been under siege since 6 April
  • Jun 23 The Young Turks present a manifesto to the major foreign embassies in Constantinople demanding that these foreign powers end the Ottoman Sultan's rule
  • Jun 23 14th U.S. Women's National Championship: Myrtle McAteer beats Edith Parker (6-2, 6-2, 6-0)
  • Jun 24 Dutch Social-Democratic Workers' party & Socialistenbond merge
  • Jun 25 Russia mobilizes its army in eastern Siberia preparatory to acting against the Chinese, but also in an attempt to diminish the influence of Japan on the Asian mainland
  • Jun 26 Dr Walter Reed begins research that beats Yellow Fever
  • Jun 26 Japan mobilizes 20,000 troops to help put down the Boxer uprising in China and to advance their long-term interest in gaining land and power in mainland Asia
  • Jun 26 The Russian Tsar orders that Russian must be the official language of Finland, despite growing unrest within Finland and increasing international concern over Russia's behavior there
  • Jun 29 The Imperial Chinese Court issues what is essentially a declaration of war against the foreigners in China and blames hostilities on them, giving license to Boxers for even greater ferocity
  • Jun 30 4 German liners burn at Hobokon Docks NJ, 326 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 2 David Wynne, Welsh composer (Owain ab Urien), born in Penderyn (d. 1983)
  • Jun 3 Gerard den Brabander, [Jan G Jofriet], poet (Nothing New)
  • Jun 5 Barbara Gooden, novelist
  • Jun 6 Arthur Askey, actor (Bees in Paradise, Ghost Train), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jun 6 Manfred Sakel, Polish psychiatrist (d. 1957)
  • Jun 7 Jan [Johannes A A] Engelman, poet/translator/critic (Garden of Eros)
  • Jun 8 Herman J Friedericy, [H J Merlijn], writer (Last general)
  • Jun 9 Fred Waring, Tyrone Penn, musician/conductor/inventor (Waring Blender)
  • Jun 9 Prosper Cocquyt, Belgian brewer/pilot
  • Jun 10 Henri Bruning, Dutch literary
  • Jun 11 Lawrence E Spivak, American news panelist (Meet the Press), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 12 Amadeo Roldan, composer
  • Jun 12 Betsy van Es, Flemish actress (Sonna)
  • Jun 13 Ian Hunter, Capetown South Africa, actor (Dr Blood's Coffin, White Unicorn)
  • Jun 14 June Walker, IL, actress (War Nurse, Unforgiven)
  • Jun 15 Otto Clarence Luening, composer (Sonority Canon), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jun 15 Paul J Mares, US, jazz trumpetist/composer (Farewell blues)
  • Jun 15 Gotthard Günther, German philosopher (d. 1984)
  • Jun 16 Jan van Tilburg, governor Suriname (PVDA, 1955-62)
  • Jun 17 Hermann Reuter, composer
  • Jun 17 Martin Bormann, propoganda minister (Hitler)
  • Jun 19 Laura Hobson, TV writer/panelist (I've Got a Secret), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 20 Ernest White, composer
  • Jun 21 Gunnar Ek, Swedish composer and musician, born in Asarum Blekinge (d. 1981)
  • Jun 22 Jennie Tourel, St Petersburg Russia, mezzo-soprano (Met Opera 1943-47)
  • Jun 24 Wilhelm Cauer, German mathematician (d. 1945)
  • Jun 25 Izak D du Plessis, South African writer/director (3rd World)
  • Jun 25 Lord Louis Mountbatten, of Burma, royal relative/earl/baron/admiral
  • Jun 26 Joseph E A "Jo" Spier, Dutch cartoonist/water color painter
  • Jun 27 Otto E Passman, (Rep-D-La, 1947-77)
  • Jun 28 Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Kordian into Cham)
  • Jun 29 Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer (d. 1944)
  • Jun 30 Beatrix Loughran, American figure skater (Olympic Gold 1924, 1928, 1932), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1975)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 5 Stephen Crane, author (Red Badge of Courage), dies at 28

Novelist Stephen Crane
Stephen Crane
  • Jun 11 Charles Swinnerton Heap, composer, dies at 53
  • Jun 21 Polibo Fumagalli, composer, dies at 69
  • Jun 29 Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician (b. 1900)