What Happened in June 1904

Historical Events

  • Jun 2 Professor Schron finds microbe that causes photosynthesis
  • Jun 6 National Tuberculosis Association organized, Atlantic City, NJ
  • Jun 10 44th British Golf Open: Jack White shoots a 296 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • Jun 11 Cubs' Bob Wicker no-hits NY Giants, wins in 12th on 1 hitter, 1-0
  • Jun 11 German Lt-Gen Lothar von Trotha lands in Swapokmund, SW-Africa
  • Jun 14 Dutch troops occupy Kuto Reh, Sumatra, killing all inhabitants
  • Jun 14 At the battle of Telissu, the Japanese rout the Russians and inflict heavy casualties
  • Jun 15 Side-wheeler passenger paddlesteamer "General Slocum" burns in NY's East River (1,031 die)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 16 Bloomsday (date of events in James Joyce's Ulysses)

Novelist & Poet James Joyce
Novelist & Poet
James Joyce
  • Jun 16 Eugen Schauman assassinates Nikolai Bobrikov, Governor-General of Finland.
  • Jun 21 Boston Herald tells of Red Sox trade "Dougherty as a Yankee," 1st known reference to NY club as Yankees (became Yankees in 1913)

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jun 21 The US Republican Party nominates Theodore Roosevelt for President, but not without opposition from those whom he calls 'malefactors of great wealth'

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Jun 22 Chinese laborers arrive in South Africa following a severe labor shortage
  • Jun 25 18th U.S. Women's National Championship: May Sutton beats Elisabeth Moore (6-1, 6-2)
  • Jun 28 International Anti-Military Cooperation (IAMV) forms in Amsterdam
  • Jun 28 The SS Norge Runs aground and sinks
  • Jun 29 2 prehistoric bones found in Weerdingerveen, Drenthe

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 29 21st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats Charlotte Cooper (6-0 6-3)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jun 29 28th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats Frank Riseley (6-1 7-5 8-6)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 2 Johnny Weissmuller, actor (Tarzan)/100m swimmer (Oly-5 gold-1924, 28)
  • Jun 2 Frank Runacres, English artist (d. 1

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 3 Charles R. Drew, American physician, surgeon, and pioneer of blood plasma research, born in Washington, D. C. (d. 1950)

Surgeon and Medical Researcher Charles R. Drew
Surgeon and Medical Researcher
Charles R. Drew
  • Jun 3 Jan Peerce, [Jacob Pincus Perelmuth], American tenor (NY Met Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 10 Frederick Loewe, composer (Learner & Loewe)
  • Jun 11 Clarence "Pinetop" Smith, jazz pianist/singer (Boogie Woogie Piano)
  • Jun 11 Daphne Fielding, socialite/writer
  • Jun 11 Emil Frantisek Burian, composer
  • Jun 12 Eino Roiha, Finnish composer, born in Vyborg (d. 1955)
  • Jun 14 Benno Ammann, composer
  • Jun 16 Gerard Holt, Dutch architect
  • Jun 17 Coenraad van Emde Boas, Dutch sexologist
  • Jun 17 Ralph Bellamy, actor (Air Mail, Dive Bomber, Trading Places), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 18 Keye Luke, Chinese-American actor (Across the Pacific, Yangtse Incident), born in Guangzhou, China (d. 1991)
  • Jun 18 Manuel Rosenthal, composer (Bootleggers), born in Paris, France
  • Jun 19 Balis Dvarionas, composer
  • Jun 20 Heinrich von Brentano di Tremezzo, German Foreign Minister
  • Jun 23 Carleton Coon, prof of anthropology (What in the World)
  • Jun 23 Quintin McMillan, cricketer (South African leg spinner 1929-32)
  • Jun 23 Willie Mae "Mother" Smith, gospel singer/evangelist folk artist
  • Jun 24 Phil Harris [Wonga Philip], Linton, Indiana, American actor and singer (Anything Goes, Robin Hood)
  • Jun 24 Kurt Kusenberg, German writer (Wein Auf Lebenszeit)
  • Jun 25 Jan van Axel, [Johannes P Kraakman], Dutch director (Overschotje)
  • Jun 26 Peter Lorre, Hungarian/US, actor (M, Casablanca, Beast with 5 Fingers)
  • Jun 26 Frank Scott Hogg, Canadian astronomer (d. 1951)
  • Jun 28 Wlodzimierz Pozniak, composer
  • Jun 30 Glenda Farrell, Enid OK, actress (Golddiggers of 1935)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 14 Ragtime composer Scott Joplin (35) weds Freddie Alexander (19) in Arkansas

Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin
Ragtime Composer
Scott Joplin

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 24 Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen (30) weds Jessie Isabel Cox

9th Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen
9th Prime Minister of Canada
Arthur Meighen

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 3 Vincent Tancred, cricket (Bernard & Louis bro, Test for S A), suicide
  • Jun 12 Camille de Renesse, Belgian Count (b. 1836)
  • Jun 13 Nikiphoros Lytras, Greek painter (b. 1832)
  • Jun 30 Thomas Emmett, cricketer (English Test bowler of the sostenuter), dies