What Happened in June 1903

Historical Events

  • Jun 2 Netherlands Korfball League forms
  • Jun 2 Pirates win a triple header from Dodgers
  • Jun 6 President Emile Loubet of France and Minister of Foreign Affairs Theophile Declasse visit London, furthering the cause of Entente Cordiale between Britain and France
  • Jun 10 In Belgrade, Yugoslavia, a military coup d'etat- led by the Queen's brother-in-law and other offices - kills King Alexander I of Serbia, Queen Draga, and many officers
  • Jun 11 43rd British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 300 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • Jun 12 Niagara Falls, Ontario incorporated as a city
  • Jun 12 The Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is founded at the University of Michigan School of Music.
  • Jun 15 The Serbian Assembly meets and elects Prince Peter Karageorgevich king
  • Jun 16 1st Highlander (Yankee) shut-out victory 1-0 over White Sox

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Jun 16 Ford Motors under Henry Ford incorporates

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • Jun 16 Pepsi Cola company forms

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Jun 16 Roald Amundsen commences the first east-west navigation of the Northwest Passage by leaving Oslo, Norway.

Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen
Polar Explorer
Roald Amundsen
  • Jun 18 1st transcontinental auto trip begins in SF; arrives NY 3-mo later
  • Jun 21 Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Mazarine Stone" takes place (BG)
  • Jun 24 Russia prohibits meetings dealing with Zionist
  • Jun 25 Yanks & White Sox end deadlocked at 6-6 in 18
  • Jun 25 Boston Beaneater Wiley Piatt is only 20th-century pitcher to lose 2 complete games in one day, falling to Pittsburgh 1-0 & 5-3
  • Jun 27 9th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 307 at Baltusrol GC NJ
  • Jun 27 17th U.S. Women's National Championship: Elisabeth Moore beats Marion Jones (7-5, 8-6)
  • Jun 29 British government protests against abuses in Belgian Congo

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Percy Whitlock, English composer and organist, born in Chatham (d. 1946)
  • Jun 1 Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky C.Ss.R Bishop and Martyr (d. 1973)
  • Jun 3 Eddie Acuff, American actor (Guns of the Pecos, Phantom Creeps, Outer Gate), (d. 1956)
  • Jun 6 Aram Il'yich Khachaturian, Tiflis Georgia, musician/composer (Gayane)
  • Jun 8 Gerrit C Berkouwer, Dutch theologist (Dogmatic Studies)
  • Jun 8 Ralph Webster Yarborough, politician
  • Jun 8 Ronald Shiner, actor (Carry on Admiral, Keep it Clean, Aunt Clara)
  • Jun 10 Clyde Beatty, US animal trainer/actor (Big Cage)
  • Jun 10 Theo Lingen, German director/actor (M, Charm of La Boheme) [or Jun 19]
  • Jun 11 Ernie Nevers, NFL fullback (Duluth Eskimos, Chicago Cardinals)
  • Jun 12 Emmett Hardy, American musician (d. 1925)

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Jun 13 Harold "Red" Grange, American "Galloping Ghost" of football (University of Illinois, Chicago Bears), born in Forksville, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)

NFL halfback Red Grange
NFL halfback
Red Grange
  • Jun 13 Philipp Kutev, composer
  • Jun 14 Arthur William Raynes McDonald, radar Pioneer/pilot
  • Jun 14 Alonzo Church, American Mathematician whose work provided foundation for computer science, born in Washington D.C. (d. 1995)
  • Jun 16 Huldreich Georg Fruh, composer
  • Jun 17 Michail Swetlow, writer
  • Jun 17 Ruth Wakefield, inventor of the Toll House Cookie, the first chocolate chip cookie (d. 1977)
  • Jun 18 Raymond Radiguet, French journalist/writer (Le diable ouch corps)
  • Jun 18 Jeanette MacDonald, American actress and singer (When I'm Calling You), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1965)
  • Jun 19 Walter Hammond, cricketer (one of the greatest of English batsman)

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Jun 19 Lou Gehrig [Henry Louis Gehrig], American first baseman (NY Yankees), nicknamed "The Iron Horse", born in NYC, New York (d. 1941)

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Jun 19 Hans Litten, German jurist (d. 1938)
  • Jun 20 Glenna Collett Vare, American golfer who dominated women's golf in the 1920s, born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1989)
  • Jun 21 Al[bert] Hirschfield, cartoonist (NINA, NY Times), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jun 21 Dorothy Stickney, Dickinson ND, actress (And So They Were Married)
  • Jun 21 Helene Costello, dancer/actress (Love Toy)
  • Jun 21 Louis Krasner, violinist
  • Jun 21 Al Hirschfeld, American cartoonist (d. 2003)
  • Jun 22 Carl Hubbell, pitcher (NY Giants)-253 wins, 2.97 lifetime ERA

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Jun 22 John Dillinger, Notorious American bank robber, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1934)

Gangster John Dillinger
John Dillinger
  • Jun 23 Anthony Veiller, American writer (Night of Iguana, Moulin Rouge), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 23 Hans C Branner, Danish writer (Toys, Horse Rider)
  • Jun 23 Paul Joseph James Martin, Canadian politician (d. 1992)
  • Jun 24 Ernest Leslie Bouts, motor-racing driver

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Jun 25 George Orwell [Eric Arthur Blair], Bihar, British writer (Animal Farm, 1984), born in Motihari, British India (d. 1950)

  • Jun 25 Anne Revere, American actress (d. 1990)
  • Jun 26 Ashley Clarke, president (Venice in Peril Fund)
  • Jun 26 Floyd "Babe" Herman, Brooklyn Dodgers' slugger (.324 lifetime average)
  • Jun 28 Alan Bunce, Westfield NJ, actor (Albert-Ethel & Albert)
  • Jun 29 Alan Blumlein, English electronics engineer (d. 1942)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 10 Alexander I, King of Serbia are assassinated
  • Jun 10 Dragia, Queen of Serbia, assassinated
  • Jun 10 Luigi Cremona, Italian mathematician (grafostatica), dies
  • Jun 11 Draga Masin, wife of Serbian king Aleksandar I, murdered at 35
  • Jun 11 Nikolai Bugaev, Russian mathematician (b. 1837)
  • Jun 22 George White, African American resident of Delaware, lynched
  • Jun 29 Rentaro Taki, composer, dies at 23