June 1904 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 2 Professor Schron finds microbe that causes photosynthesis
  • Jun 6 National Tuberculosis Association organized, Atlantic City, NJ
  • Jun 11 German Lt-Gen Lothar von Trotha lands in Swapokmund, SW-Africa
  • Jun 14 Dutch troops occupy Kuto Reh, Sumatra, killing all inhabitants
  • Jun 14 At the battle of Telissu, the Japanese rout the Russians and inflict heavy casualties
  • Jun 15 Side-wheeler passenger paddlesteamer "General Slocum" burns in NY's East River (1,031 die)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 16 Bloomsday (date of events in James Joyce's Ulysses)

Novelist & Poet James Joyce
Novelist & Poet
James Joyce
  • Jun 16 Eugen Schauman assassinates Nikolai Bobrikov, Governor-General of Finland.

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jun 21 The US Republican Party nominates Theodore Roosevelt for President, but not without opposition from those whom he calls 'malefactors of great wealth'

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Jun 22 Chinese laborers arrive in South Africa following a severe labor shortage
  • Jun 28 International Anti-Military Cooperation (IAMV) forms in Amsterdam
  • Jun 28 The SS Norge Runs aground and sinks
  • Jun 29 2 prehistoric bones found in Weerdingerveen, Drenthe

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 2 Frank Runacres, English artist (d. 1

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 3 Charles R. Drew, American physician, surgeon, and pioneer of blood plasma research, born in Washington, D. C. (d. 1950)

Surgeon and Medical Researcher Charles R. Drew
Surgeon and Medical Researcher
Charles R. Drew
  • Jun 11 Daphne Fielding, socialite/writer
  • Jun 16 Gerard Holt, Dutch architect
  • Jun 17 Coenraad van Emde Boas, Dutch sexologist
  • Jun 20 Heinrich von Brentano di Tremezzo, German Foreign Minister
  • Jun 23 Carleton Coon, prof of anthropology (What in the World)
  • Jun 24 Kurt Kusenberg, German writer (Wein Auf Lebenszeit)
  • Jun 25 Jan van Axel, [Johannes P Kraakman], Dutch director (Overschotje)
  • Jun 26 Frank Scott Hogg, Canadian astronomer (d. 1951)

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 24 Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen (30) weds Jessie Isabel Cox

9th Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen
9th Prime Minister of Canada
Arthur Meighen

Deaths in History

  • Jun 12 Camille de Renesse, Belgian Count (b. 1836)
  • Jun 13 Nikiphoros Lytras, Greek painter (b. 1832)