June 1909 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition opens in Seattle
  • Jun 2 Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time
  • Jun 7 Cleveland Industrial Exposition opens
  • Jun 9 Alice Huyler Ramsey, 22-year-old housewife from Hackensack, New Jersey, becomes the 1st woman to drive across the US, in a Maxwell 30, drives 3,800 miles from Manhattan to San Francisco in 59 days
  • Jun 12 "Shine On, Harvest Moon" by Ada Jones & Billy Murray hits #1
  • Jun 16 1st US airplane sold commercially, by Glenn Curtiss for $5,000
  • 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 26 Victoria & Albert Museum opens in London
  • Jun 27 Etten-Leur 1st airplane flight in Neth (Belgium count De Lambert)
  • Jun 28 1st French air show, Concours d'Avation opens

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 1 Hans Vogt, Norwegian linguist (d. 1986)
  • Jun 4 William Batten, CEO (NY Stock Exchange 1976-84)
  • Jun 6 Isaiah Berlin, philosopher
  • Jun 7 Peter W Rodino, (Rep-D-NJ, 1949- )/chaired Watergate council
  • Jun 8 William Odling, major-general
  • Jun 9 Jose Luis Lopez Aranguren, philosopher
  • Jun 16 Archie Fairley Carr, biologist (d. 1987)
  • Jun 17 Elmer Lee Andersen, Governor of Minnesota (d. 2004)
  • Jun 19 Osamu Dazai, Japan, novelist (Tsugaru, No Longer Human)
  • Jun 23 Li Xiannian, President of the People's Republic of China (1983-88), born in Hong'an, Hubei, China (d. 1992)
  • Jun 24 William G Penney, British physicist (1st British Atom Bomb)
  • Jun 25 Daniel Fuchs, American writer (Summer in Williamsburg)
  • Jun 26 Betty Askwith, British writer and biographer (d. 1995)
  • Jun 26 Nicholas Polunin, environmentalist
  • Jun 28 Eric Ambler, suspense writer (Epitaph for a Spy), born in London, England
  • Jun 28 French van Immerseel, Belgian graphic artist
  • Jun 30 Juan Bosch, poet/President of Dominican Republic (1962-63)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 10 Edward Everett Hale, American author (b. 1822)
  • Jun 22 Detlev [Freiherr Friedrich A von] Liliencron, German poet, dies at 65
  • Jun 24 Sarah Orne Jewett, American writer (b. 1849)