Historical Events in June 1916

  • Jun 1 German attack on Fort Vaux, Verdun
  • Jun 2 German troops under Lt Rackow take Fort Vaux
  • Jun 3 US National Defense Act establishes Reserve Officers Training Corps
  • Jun 4 General Aleksei Brusilov begins a massive Russian offensive on the Eastern Front (WWI)
  • Jun 5 The Sherif Hussein proclaims a revolt of the Arabs in the province of Hejaz, an action that undermines the Turkish Empire
  • Jun 6 Voters in East Cleveland approves women suffrage
  • Jun 6 With the death of Yuan Shikai, who has ruled much of China since 1912, the central government virtually collapses in the face of warlords who assert themselves, including Sun Yat-Sen
  • Jun 7 Germany troop march into Fort Faux, Verdun

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Jun 7 Theodore Roosevelt declines nomination of the Progressive Party and throws his support behind Republican Charles Evans Hughes

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Jun 10 48th Belmont: E Haynes aboard Friar Rock wins in 2:22
  • Jun 10 Great Arab Revolt begins against ruling Ottoman turks
  • Jun 12 Tennis legend Bill Tilden's 1st appearance at US tennis championship
  • Jun 12 30th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt beats Louise Hammond Raymond (6-0, 6-1)
  • Jun 14 The Democratic Convention convenes in St Louis; Wilson campaigns on the slogan 'he kept out out of the war'
  • Jun 14 Representatives of eight Allied nations hold an economic conference in Paris at which they discuss ways to cripple their enemies economic power during and after the war
  • Jun 15 Boys Scouts of America forms
  • Jun 16 Boston Brave's Tom Hughes 2nd no-hitter beats Pitts, 2-0
  • Jun 16 Passing of the Military Services Bill introduces conscription in New Zealand
  • Jun 17 1st national congress of Sarekat Islam at Bandoeng Java
  • Jun 17 US troops under Gen Pershing march into Mexico
  • Jun 18 Yanks score in every inning but 8th to beat Indians 19-3 in baseball
  • Jun 21 Boston Rube Forster no-hits NY Yankees, 2-0
  • Jun 21 Mexican troops beat US expeditionary force under Gen Pershing
  • Jun 21 President Carranza orders his troops to oppose American soldiers at Carrazil, Mexico; 18 American soldiers are killed or wounded

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Jun 24 Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to get a million dollar contract.

Actress Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford
  • Jun 25 Russian Tsar Nicolaas II fires minister of Foreign affairs Sasonov
  • Jun 26 Cleveland Indians experiment with numbers on their jerseys (one game)
  • Jun 29 Boeing aircraft flies for 1st time
  • Jun 30 22nd US Golf Open: Chick Evans shoots a 286 at Minikahda Club MINN
  • Jun 30 General Douglas Haig reports "The men are in splendid spirits"