What Happened in June 1908

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 John Krohn begins walk around perimeter of US, which took 357 days
  • Jun 2 33rd Preakness: Eddie Dugan riding Royal Tourist wins in 1:46.4

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Jun 9 King Edward VII of Great Britain visits Tsar Nicholas II at Reval, Russia, where the two discuss the growing power of Germany and British plans for reform in Macedonia

  • Jun 10 1st flying club, Aeronautical Society of NY, opens
  • Jun 10 The Australian Parliament passes the Invalid and Old Age Pensions Act providing for pensions for British subjects (excluding aborigines) at age 65
  • Jun 12 Lusitania crosses Atlantic in record 4 days 15 hours (NYC)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 13 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • Jun 14 Fourth German Navy Bill is passed authorising the financing the building of another four major warships.
  • Jun 15 World congress for Women's rights opens in Amsterdam

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Jun 16 The Republican Party convenes in Chicago where President Theodore Roosevelt picks William Howard Taft as his successor

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Jun 18 Japanese immigration to Brazil begins when 781 people arrive in Santos aboard the Kasato-Maru ship
  • Jun 19 48th British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 291 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • Jun 23 The USA suspends diplomatic relationships with Venezuela after the refusal of Cipriano Castro's government to compensate Americans for injuries suffered in the uprising of 1899
  • Jun 23 Shah Mohammed Ali leads a successful counter-revolution in Persia, aided by the Russian legation and a Cossack brigade
  • Jun 27 22nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Maud Barger-Wallach beats Evelyn Sears (6-3, 1-6, 6-3)

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Jun 30 Boston's Cy Young's 2nd no-hitter, beats NY Highlanders, 8-0

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • Jun 30 Tunguska Event: a giant fireball most likely caused by the air burst of a large meteoroid or comet impacts in Siberia

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Percy Edwards, animal imitator
  • Jun 2 Gordon Weir, cricketer (NZ batsman in 11 Tests 1930-37)
  • Jun 3 Adele Dixon, actress (Calling the Tune)
  • Jun 4 Angela Maria "Geli" Raubal, Hitler's reputed lover and half (d. 1931)
  • Jun 4 Walther Vanbeselaere, Flemish art historian, born in Zevekote, Belgium (d. 1988)
  • Jun 4 Earl of Halsbury, chancellor (Brunei University)
  • Jun 4 Lambertus L van Rooijen, Dutch actor
  • Jun 4 Rosalind Russell, Waterbury CT, actress (Mame, Take a Letter Darling)
  • Jun 5 Jack Jacob, senior master (British Supreme Court)
  • Jun 9 J F Williams-Wynne, Lord-Lieutenant (Gwynedd)
  • Jun 9 Robert Cummings, Joplin Mo, actor (Love that Bob, Dial M For Murder)
  • Jun 10 Brinsley Ford, CEO (National Art Collections Fund)
  • Jun 10 Ernst B Chain, German chemist/bacteriologist (penicillin, Nobel 1945)
  • Jun 12 Max Tailleur, adjudant to Prince Bernhard/Jewish humorist
  • Jun 12 Ronald Selby Wright, minister
  • Jun 12 Alphonse Ouimet, Canadian TV pioneer and president of the CBC (d. 1988)
  • Jun 12 Marina Semenova, Russian ballerina
  • Jun 13 Maria E Vieira da Silva, Portuguese painter (Infinite Passage)
  • Jun 14 John Scott Trotter, orchestra leader (George Gobel Show), born in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Jun 15 Sam Giancana, American mafioso, born in Chicago, Illinois

Gangster Sam Giancana
Sam Giancana
  • Jun 17 Frank Sully, actor (Along Came Jones, Phantom Thief), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jun 17 Jacob "Jimmy" Herman Huizinga, journalist/Writer
  • Jun 17 John Verrall, composer
  • Jun 17 Enrique Peralta Azurdia, Colonel and military President of Guatemala (1963-66), born in Guatemala City (d. 1997)
  • Jun 18 Bud Collyer, TV emcee (Beat the Clock, To Tell the Truth), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 18 Nedra Volz, American actress (d. 2003)
  • Jun 18 Stanley Knowles, Canadian politician (d. 1997)
  • Jun 19 Mildred Natwick, Balt Md, actress (She Wore a Yellow Ribbon)
  • Jun 19 Quentin N Burdick, (Sen-D-ND, 1960-91)
  • Jun 20 Billy Werber, American baseball player
  • Jun 21 William Frankena, American philosopher (d. 1994)
  • Jun 22 George Armin Goyder, businessman/social philosopher
  • Jun 23 Paulus Akkerman, [Paul fen Nijenborn], Frisian writer (Each om Each)
  • Jun 24 Hugo Distler, composer
  • Jun 24 Guru Gopinath, Indian classical dancer (d 1987)
  • Jun 24 Alfons Rebane, Estonian military officer (d. 1976)
  • Jun 25 Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher (d. 2000)
  • Jun 27 Hans de Jong, musician/conductor (De Damrakkertjes)
  • Jun 27 William Eric David Davis, broadcaster
  • Jun 27 João Guimarães Rosa, Brazilian writer (d. 1967)
  • Jun 28 James L Reinsch, media-adviser (Roosevelt/Churchill/Kennedy)
  • Jun 29 Paul Lebeau, Flemish writer (Last Rose, Xanthippe)
  • Jun 29 Rene Gerber, Swiss composer, born in Travers (d. 2006)
  • Jun 29 Leroy Anderson, US composer (Syncopated Clock), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1975)
  • Jun 30 Charles Camproux, French linguistic/author (Bestiari)
  • Jun 30 Lucino Tinio Sacramento, composer
  • Jun 30 Monica Maurice, industrialist
  • Jun 30 Winston Graham, British writer (Poldark novels), born in Manchester (d. 2003)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 3 NHL goaltender Georges Vezina (21) weds Marie Adelaide Stella Morin in Chicoutimi, Canada

NHL Goalie Georges Vezina
NHL Goalie
Georges Vezina

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 9 Poet Joyce Kilmer (21) weds author Aline Murray (19)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 2 Redvers H Buller, English general, dies at 68
  • Jun 5 Luca Fumagalli, composer, dies at 71
  • Jun 8 Johan Lindegren, composer, dies at 66
  • Jun 9 Jose FdT Coelho, Portuguese writer (Os meus amores), dies at 46
  • Jun 11 Georg Adler, German statehouse head, dies at 45
  • Jun 14 Frederick Arthur Stanley, Governor general of Canada (b. 1841)
  • Jun 21 Nikolai A Rimski-Korssakov, Russian composer (Sheherazade), dies at 64

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Jun 24 Grover Cleveland, 22nd & 24th US President (1885-89, 93-97), dies at 71

US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland