June 1912 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 4 Cone of Mount Katmai (Alaska) collapses
  • Jun 4 Massachusetts passes 1st US minimum wage law
  • Jun 5 US marines invade Caimanera, Cuba

CommunicationEruption of Novarupta

Jun 6 The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins, the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.

  • Jun 7 St Pius X encyclical "On Indians of South America"
  • Jun 7 US army tests 1st machine gun mounted on a plane
  • Jun 8 Carl Laemmle incorporates Universal Pictures.
  • Jun 13 NY Giant Christy Mathewson wins his 300th game

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jun 18 The Chicago national Republican Convention splits between President Taft and Theodore Roosevelt; after Taft is nominated, Roosevelt and progressive elements of the Party form the Progressive Party (also known as the 'Bull Moose Party')

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • Jun 19 Tennessee University opened as Tennessee A & L State College
  • Jun 20 NY Giant Josh Devore steals 4 bases in an inning (2nd & 3rd twice)

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 3 Richard D'Aeth, president (Hughes Hall Cambridge)
  • Jun 3 William Douglas-Home, playwright (Now .. Barabbas)
  • Jun 4 Robert Jacobsen, Danish sculptor (great iron sculptures)
  • Jun 5 Dean Amadon, American ornithologist (d. 2003)
  • Jun 8 Ian Morrow, company director
  • Jun 8 Harry Holtzman, American abstract artist (d. 1987)
  • Jun 10 Leslie Brown, Bishop (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich)
  • Jun 10 William Gordon Harris, civil engineer
  • Jun 10 Jean Lesage, Premier of Quebec (d. 1980)
  • Jun 11 William Baziotes, painter (abstract expressionist)
  • Jun 12 Mary Lavin MacDonald Scott, author
  • Jun 12 Jameel Jalibi, Pakistani scholar, writer, and Urdu linguist
  • Jun 13 Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, French Canadian poet (d. 1943)
  • Jun 14 E Cuyler Hammond, scientist (1st to link smoking with lung cancer)
  • Jun 16 Enoch Powell, British Conservative MP and shadow cabinet member infamous for his "Rivers of Blood" speech, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1998)
  • Jun 16 John Peel, British politician (C), (d. 2004)
  • Jun 17 Wessel Couzijn, sculptor/cartoonist (Auschwitz-monument)
  • Jun 20 Anthony Buckeridge, English author (d. 2004)
  • Jun 21 Mary McCarthy, US, novelist (Group)
  • Jun 22 Princess Caroline Mathilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1983)
  • Jun 23 Alan Turing, British mathematician and computer scientist pioneer (Turing Machine), born in London (d. 1954)
  • Jun 24 Norman Cousins, editor (Saturday Review)
  • Jun 24 Selwyn Powell, art editor
  • Jun 25 Virginia Lacy Jones, US librarian/presidential advisor
  • Jun 25 William T. Cahill, Governor of New Jersey (d. 1996)
  • Jun 28 Audrey Langford, singing teacher
  • Jun 29 John Toland, US, political writer (Rising Sun, Pulitzer 1971)
  • Jun 29 Émile Peynaud, French oenologist (d. 2004)
  • Jun 30 Kenneth Jameson, art educator
  • Jun 30 Madhaviah Krishnan, naturalist
  • Jun 30 Ludwig Bölkow, German aeronautical engineer (d. 2003)

Weddings in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 26 US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles (24) weds Janet Pomeroy Avery at Auburn, New York

US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles
US Secretary of State
John Foster Dulles

Deaths in History

  • Jun 9 Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian writer (b. 1852)
  • Jun 10 Anton Aškerc, Slovenian poet (b. 1856)
  • Jun 11 Leon Dierx, French poet (Amants), dies at 74
  • Jun 12 Frederic Passy, French economist/pacifist (Nobel 1901), dies
  • Jun 25 Louis Antoine, Belgian miner/sect leader, dies at about 65
  • Jun 25 Lawrence Alma Tadema, Dutch/British painter, dies at 76