What Happened in June 1902

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Blue-White United soccer team of Amsterdam forms
  • Jun 2 2nd statewide initiative & referendum law adopted, in Oregon

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Jun 2 David Beatty is appointed captain of the cruiser HMS Juno

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty

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Jun 5 Emperor Wilhelm II responds to growing demands from Polish and other Slavic peoples living within German territory by calling for more 'Germanization' of the slavs

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Jun 5 42nd British Golf Open: Sandy Herd shoots a 307 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • Jun 9 1st Automat restaurant opens (818 Chestnut St, Philadelphia)
  • Jun 10 Patent for window envelope granted to H F Callahan
  • Jun 13 Prussian Upper house gives 350 million marks to Poland
  • Jun 15 Canada's Maritime Provinces switch from Eastern to Atlantic time
  • Jun 15 Minor League's most lopsided baseball game: Corsicana 51; Texarkana 3 Justin Clark of Corsicana, Tx minors hits 8 home runs in 1 game
  • Jun 17 US Congress pass the New Lands Reclamation Act, which establishes a fund from sale of public lands to build irrigation dams for arid Western lands
  • Jun 23 Gioacchino Rossini's unveils monument to Santa-Croce
  • Jun 24 King Edward VII develops appendicitis, delaying his coronation
  • Jun 26 Order of Merit instituted by King Edward VII
  • Jun 26 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 3 Garidebs" (BG)

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Jun 26 Aga Khan III is appointed Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire

48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III
48th Shia Imam
Aga Khan III
  • Jun 27 16th U.S. Women's National Championship: Marion Jones beats Elisabeth Moore (6-1, 1-0, ret.)
  • Jun 28 US Congress authorizes Louisiana Purchase Expo $1 gold coin
  • Jun 28 US buys concession to build Panama canal from French for $40 million
  • Jun 28 Germany, Italy, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire renew their Triple Alliance for six more years
  • Jun 30 Cleveland is 1st AL team to hit 3 consecutive HRs in same inning

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 3 Edward Wayne, physician (Queen of Scotland)
  • Jun 4 Richard Allen, India, field hockey goal tender (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • Jun 5 Hugo Huppert, Austrian writer and poet, born in Bielitz, Silesia (d. 1982)
  • Jun 6 Avraham Daus, composer
  • Jun 6 Harold Roxbee Cox Kings Norton, aeronautical engineer
  • Jun 6 Jimmie Lunceford, American bandleader (d. 1947)
  • Jun 7 Herman B. Wells, president and chancellor of Indiana University (d. 2000)
  • Jun 8 Albe, [Renaut A Joostens], Flemish writer (Andalusian Diary)
  • Jun 10 Gaston Brenta, composer
  • Jun 10 J Wouterus van Dieren, Dutch biologist (Terschelling)
  • Jun 11 Vissarion Yakovlevich Shebalin, composer
  • Jun 12 Hendrik J Elias, Flemish historian/(mayor-Ghent)
  • Jun 15 David Brooks, psychologist
  • Jun 15 Erik Erikson, Frankfurt Germany, American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst who coined the phrase "identity crisis"
  • Jun 16 Barbara McClintock, US, cytogeneticist (Jumping Genes, Nobel 1983)
  • Jun 16 Kornelis Posthumus, Dutch chemist
  • Jun 17 Sammy Fain, American popular music composer (d. 1989)
  • Jun 17 Alec Hurwood, Australian cricketer (d. 1982)
  • Jun 18 Henry Wadsworth, Maysville KY, actor (Applause, Fast & Loose)
  • Jun 19 Guy Lombardo, London Ontario Canada, orchestra leader (Auld Lang Syne)
  • Jun 21 Wilhelm Maler, composer

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Jun 21 Howie Morenz, Canadian professional ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Black Hawks, NY Rangers), born in Mitchell, Ontario (d. 1937)

NHL Star Howie Morenz
NHL Star
Howie Morenz
  • Jun 22 Arnold J d'Ailly, dir (Nederlandsche Bank)/mayor (Amsterdam, 1946-56)
  • Jun 22 David Burns, actor (Music Man, Hello Dolly!)
  • Jun 22 Marguerite De La Motte, American actress (d. 1950)
  • Jun 23 Howard T Engstrom, computer designer (Univac), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 23 Mathias Wieman, German actor (d. 1969)
  • Jun 25 Prince Yasuhito Chichibu, brother of Emperor Showa (d. 1953)
  • Jun 26 Antonia Brico, Rotterdam Holland, conductor/pianist (Antonia)
  • Jun 26 William Lear, engineer/manufacturer/CEO (Lear Jet Corp)
  • Jun 26 Hugues Cuénod, Swiss Tenor
  • Jun 28 Pierre Brunet, France, figure skater pair (Olympic-gold-1928, 32)
  • Jun 28 Richard Rodgers, Hammels Station NY, composer (Rodgers & Hammerstein)
  • Jun 29 Carl-Heinz Schroth, Innsbruck, director (Reaching for the Stars)
  • Jun 29 Ellen Clara Pollock, actress (Wicked Lady, Horror Hospital)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 5 Louis J. Weichmann, chief witness in the trial of the assassins of Abraham Lincoln (b. 1842)
  • Jun 10 Auguste Schmidt, German teacher/feminist, dies at 68
  • Jun 10 Jacint Verdaguer, Catalan poet (b. 1845)
  • Jun 16 Ernst Schröder, German mathematician (b. 1841)
  • Jun 18 Samuel Butler, British writer (Erewhom), dies at 66
  • Jun 19 John E E Dalberg baron van Acton, English historian, dies at 69