Historical Events in June 1899

  • Jun 1 Cricket test debut of Wilfred Rhodes & Victor Trumper in Grace's last
  • Jun 2 Black Americans observed day of fasting in protest against lynchings
  • Jun 3 W G Grace's last day of Test cricket aged 50 yrs 320 days
  • Jun 5 Alfred Dreyfus acquitted
  • Jun 8 39th British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 310 at Royal St George's Golf Club

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 9 James J Jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • Jun 10 Improved Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks forms in Cincinnati
  • Jun 12 New Richmond Tornado: the eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 peoples and injures around 200.
  • Jun 16 Victor Trumper's 1st Test Cricket century 135* v England, Lord's
  • Jun 24 13th U.S. Women's National Championship: Marion Jones beats Maud Banks (6-1, 6-1, 7-5)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 27 16th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley beats Charlotte Cooper (6-2 6-3)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jun 27 23rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Reginald Doherty beats Arthur Gore (1-6 4-6 6-3 6-3 6-3)
  • Jun 29 Brazo River in Texas floods 12 miles wide causing $10 mil damage
  • Jun 30 Jack Hearne takes a hat-trick Eng v Australia at Headingley