Historical Events in June 1909

  • Jun 1 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition opens in Seattle
  • Jun 2 43rd Belmont: Eddie Dugan riding Joe Madden wins in 2:21.6
  • Jun 2 Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.
  • Jun 7 Cleveland Industrial Exposition opens

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Jun 7 Mary Pickford made her screen debut at the age of 16.

Actress Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford
  • Jun 9 Alice Huyler Ramsey, a 22-year-old housewife and mother from Hackensack, New Jersey, becomes the first woman to drive across the USA, driving a Maxwell automobile 3,800 miles from Manhattan to San Francisco in 59 days with three non-driving female companions.
  • Jun 11 49th British Golf Open: J.H. Taylor shoots a 295 at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club
  • Jun 12 "Shine On, Harvest Moon" by Ada Jones & Billy Murray hits #1
  • Jun 15 Representatives from England, Australia and South Africa meet at Lord's and form the Imperial Cricket Conference.
  • Jun 16 1st US airplane sold commercially, by Glenn Curtiss for $5,000

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Jun 16 Jim Thorpe makes his pro baseball pitching debut for Rocky Mount (ECL) with 4-2 win, this will cause him to forfeit his Olympic medals

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • Jun 18 Nannie Burroughs forms national training School for Women
  • Jun 20 1st balloon honeymoon (Roger Burham & Eleanor Waring)
  • Jun 23 Confessional parties win Dutch parliamentary elections
  • Jun 24 15th US Golf Open: George Sargent shoots a 290 at Englewood GC NJ
  • Jun 25 George Sargent wins US Open golf tournament
  • Jun 26 Victoria & Albert Museum opens in London
  • Jun 27 Etten-Leur 1st airplane flight in Neth (Belgium count De Lambert)
  • Jun 27 23rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Maud Barger-Wallach (6-0, 6-1)
  • Jun 28 1st French air show, Concours d'Avation opens
  • Jun 30 Jack Johnson fights Tony Ross to no decision in 6 for heavyweight boxing title