Historical Events in June 1896

  • Jun 2 30th Belmont: Henry Griffin aboard Hastings wins in 2:24.5

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Jun 2 Guglielmo Marconi applies to patent the radio, accepted 2 July 1897

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi

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Jun 4 Henry Ford takes his 1st Ford through streets of Detroit

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • Jun 6 21st Preakness: Henry Griffin aboard Margrave wins in 1:51
  • Jun 6 Frank Samuelsen and George Harbo leave NY harbor to row across Atlantic; their 55 day record for rowing was not broken for 114 year
  • Jun 8 First car thief; Baron de Zuylen’s Peugeot is stolen by his mechanic in Paris
  • Jun 11 US Assay Office in Deadwood South Dakota authorized
  • Jun 12 J.T. Hearne sets a cricket record for the earliest date of taking 100 first-class wickets in a season.
  • Jun 13 36th British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 316 at Muirfield
  • Jun 15 Tsunami strikes Shinto festival on beach at Sanriku, Japan; 27,000 are killed, 9,000 injured and 13,000 houses destroyed.
  • Jun 16 Temperature hits 127°F at Fort Mojave, Calif
  • Jun 20 10th U.S. Women's National Championship: Elisabeth Moore beats Juliette Atkinson (6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2)
  • Jun 26 1st movie theater in the US opens - Vitascope Hall in New Orleans, charging 10 cents for admission
  • Jun 30 W S Hadaway patents electric stove