What Happened in June 1906

Historical Events

  • Jun 3 Belgian King Leopold II claims Congo as his private possession
  • Jun 5 Determined to keep pace with Britain as a major naval power, the German Reichstag passes new navy legislation, increasing the total tonnage in Germany's fleet
  • Jun 6 Paris Métro Line 5 is inaugurated with a first section from Place d'Italie to the Gare d'Orléans (today known as Gare d'Austerlitz).
  • Jun 7 Chicago Cubs score 11 in 1st inning, beating NY Giants 19-0
  • Jun 7 Famous Cunard passenger liner Lusitania launches
  • Jun 9 Boston Beaneaters (NL) end 19-game losing streak beat Cards 6-3
  • Jun 14 Pogrom against Jews in Bialystok, Polish Russia
  • Jun 15 46th British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 300 at Muirfield
  • Jun 18 6th Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Wimbledon (5-0)
  • Jun 22 Haakon VII crowned king of Norway
  • Jun 23 20th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Homans beats Maud Barger-Wallach (6-4, 6-3)
  • Jun 26 Hongar Szisz wins 1st Grand-Prix (Le Mans, France)
  • Jun 29 12th US Golf Open: Alex Smith shoots a 295 at Onwentsia Club Ill
  • Jun 29 US Congress pass the Hepburn Act, permitting the regulation of rates charged by railroads, pipelines, and terminals engaged in interstate commerce
  • Jun 30 John Hope becomes 1st black president of Morehouse College

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 30 US Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act; these laws owe much to the expose journalism of the period (Upton Sinclair's 'The Jungle' in particular)


Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 3 Josephine Baker, American dancer/Parisian night club owner (Folies-Bergere) in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1975)
  • Jun 3 Louis Simmonds, bookseller
  • Jun 3 Norman Gallichan, cricketer (all-rounder in 1 Test NZ v England 1937)
  • Jun 3 Robert Brown Black, British diplomat/gov (Hong Kong)
  • Jun 3 Walter Robins, cricketer (dynamic England leg-spin all-rounder)
  • Jun 4 Richard Whorf, actor/director (Yankee Doodle Dandy, Keeper of Flame)
  • Jun 5 Kenneth Anderson, deputy comptroller (British GPO)
  • Jun 5 Margaret Rawlings, actress (Roman Holiday)
  • Jun 5 Viscount Rochdale, British CEO
  • Jun 6 Max Zorn, German mathematician (lemma of Zorn)
  • Jun 8 Charles Janssens, Belgium, actor (Mira, Malpertuis)
  • Jun 8 S Nazir Ali, cricketer (bro of Wazir Ali, India's 1st Test 1932)
  • Jun 9 Tonio Selwart, Germany, actor (Barefoot Contessa, Naked Maja)
  • Jun 10 Janos Viski, Hungarian composer, born in Kolozsvár (d. 1961)
  • Jun 11 Clifford Leofric Purdy Bishop, bishop
  • Jun 12 Sandro Penna, Italian poet (d. 1977)
  • Jun 13 Bruno de Finetti, Italian mathematician (d. 1985)
  • Jun 14 Carl Esmond, Wien (Vienna) Austria, actor (Smash-Up)
  • Jun 14 Gil Lamb, actor (Hit Parade of 1947, Riding High), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jun 14 Margaret Bourke-White, photographer/innovator/correspondent
  • Jun 15 Louis RJ Ridder van Rappard, Dutch mayor (Zoelen)
  • Jun 15 Léon Degrelle, Belgian SS officer (d. 1994)
  • Jun 16 Alan Fairfax, cricketer (Australian all-rounder late 20's early 30's)
  • Jun 17 Thomas G Cowling, British mathematician/astronomer
  • Jun 18 Kay Kyser, Rocky Mount NC, orchestra leader (Kay Kyser's Kollege)
  • Jun 19 Ernst Boris Chain, German-born biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
  • Jun 19 Walter Rauff, German colonel (d. 1984)
  • Jun 20 Bob Howard, Newton Mass, singer/pianist (Sing it Again)
  • Jun 21 Luis Maria Millet, composer
  • Jun 21 Harold Spina, American composer (d. 1997)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 22 Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and aviator (Gift from the Sea), born in Englewood, New Jersey

Aviation Pioneer and Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Aviation Pioneer and Author
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 22 Billy Wilder, Austrian-born American filmmakerr (Some Like It Hot, Apartment, Stalag 17), born in Vienna, Austria

Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Filmmaker
Billy Wilder
  • Jun 22 Richard Fanshawe, England, equestion 3 day event (Olympic-bronze-1936)
  • Jun 23 Wolfgang Koeppen, writer
  • Jun 24 Pierre Fournier, violon cellist (Paris Conservatoire), born in Paris, France
  • Jun 24 Willard Maas, American educator and experimental filmmaker (d. 1971)
  • Jun 25 Roger Livesey, Barry Wales, actor (Drums, Life & Death of Col Blimp)
  • Jun 26 Stefan Andres, German writer (Wir sind Utopia), born in Dhrönchen (d. 1970)
  • Jun 26 Viktor Schreckengost, American industrial designer (d. 2008)
  • Jun 27 Catherine Cookson, English novelist (Bannaman Legacy)
  • Jun 27 Vernon P Watkins, Welsh poet (Ballad of Mari Lwyd)
  • Jun 28 Maria Goeppert Mayer, US atomic physicist (Nobel 1963)
  • Jun 28 Nancy Mayhew Youngman, artist/educator
  • Jun 28 Safford Cape, US/Belgian conductor/composer/music historian
  • Jun 29 Ivan Chernyakhovsky, Russian general (d. 1945)
  • Jun 30 Ralph Allen, English footballer (d. 1981)
  • Jun 30 Anthony Mann, American film actor and director (d. 1967)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 5 Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (b. 1842)
  • Jun 7 Johan P Van de Kellen, stamp cutter/lithographer, dies at 74
  • Jun 8 Christian Frederik Emil Horneman, composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 10 Richard John Seddon, longest serving Prime Minister of New Zealand, 61
  • Jun 11 Heinrich Hart, German writer (Das Lied der Menschheit), dies at 50
  • Jun 17 Harry N Pillsbury, US chess player, dies
  • Jun 17 William Dale, international legal consultant, dies
  • Jun 20 John Clayton Adams, British landscape artist (b. 1840)
  • Jun 22 Fritz Schaudinn, German animal scholar: examined amoebasis, dies at 34
  • Jun 25 Stanford White, Architect, shot dead atop Madison Square Garden which he designed by Harry Thaw jealous husband of Evelyn Nesbit
  • Jun 26 Alexander Muir, poet (Maple Leaf Forever), dies at 76