June 1903 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 2 Netherlands Korfball League forms
  • Jun 6 President Emile Loubet of France and Minister of Foreign Affairs Theophile Declasse visit London, furthering the cause of Entente Cordiale between Britain and France
  • Jun 10 In Belgrade, Yugoslavia, a military coup d'etat- led by the Queen's brother-in-law and other offices - kills King Alexander I of Serbia, Queen Draga, and many officers
  • Jun 12 Niagara Falls, Ontario incorporated as a city
  • Jun 15 The Serbian Assembly meets and elects Prince Peter Karageorgevich king

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Jun 16 Ford Motors under Henry Ford incorporates

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • Jun 16 Pepsi Cola company forms

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Jun 16 Roald Amundsen commences the first east-west navigation of the Northwest Passage by leaving Oslo, Norway.

Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen
Polar Explorer
Roald Amundsen
  • Jun 18 1st transcontinental auto trip begins in SF; arrives NY 3-mo later
  • Jun 21 Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Mazarine Stone" takes place (BG)
  • Jun 24 Russia prohibits meetings dealing with Zionist
  • Jun 29 British government protests against abuses in Belgian Congo

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 1 Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky C.Ss.R Bishop and Martyr (d. 1973)
  • Jun 8 Gerrit C Berkouwer, Dutch theologist (Dogmatic Studies)
  • Jun 8 Ralph Webster Yarborough, politician
  • Jun 14 Arthur William Raynes McDonald, radar Pioneer/pilot
  • Jun 14 Alonzo Church, American Mathematician whose work provided foundation for computer science, born in Washington D.C. (d. 1995)
  • Jun 17 Michail Swetlow, writer
  • Jun 17 Ruth Wakefield, inventor of the Toll House Cookie, the first chocolate chip cookie (d. 1977)
  • Jun 18 Raymond Radiguet, French journalist/writer (Le diable ouch corps)
  • Jun 19 Hans Litten, German jurist (d. 1938)
  • Jun 21 Al[bert] Hirschfield, cartoonist (NINA, NY Times), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jun 21 Al Hirschfeld, American cartoonist (d. 2003)

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Jun 22 John Dillinger, Notorious American bank robber, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1934)

Gangster John Dillinger
John Dillinger
  • Jun 23 Anthony Veiller, American writer (Night of Iguana, Moulin Rouge), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 23 Hans C Branner, Danish writer (Toys, Horse Rider)
  • Jun 23 Paul Joseph James Martin, Canadian politician (d. 1992)

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Jun 25 George Orwell [Eric Arthur Blair], Bihar, British writer (Animal Farm, 1984), born in Motihari, British India (d. 1950)

  • Jun 26 Ashley Clarke, president (Venice in Peril Fund)
  • Jun 29 Alan Blumlein, English electronics engineer (d. 1942)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 10 Alexander I, King of Serbia are assassinated
  • Jun 10 Dragia, Queen of Serbia, assassinated
  • Jun 10 Luigi Cremona, Italian mathematician (grafostatica), dies
  • Jun 11 Draga Masin, wife of Serbian king Aleksandar I, murdered at 35
  • Jun 11 Nikolai Bugaev, Russian mathematician (b. 1837)
  • Jun 22 George White, African American resident of Delaware, lynched