June 1915 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 1st Zeppelin air raid over England
  • Jun 3 Austro-German forces recapture Przemysl, a crucial city in southeastern Poland, and the entire Russian front begins to collapse
  • Jun 5 Denmark amends its constitution to allow women's suffrage.
  • Jun 8 92°F (33.3°C) in De Bilt, Netherlands

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 William Jennings Bryan quits as US Secretary of State

US Politician William Jennings Bryan
US Politician
William Jennings Bryan
  • Jun 9 US President Wilson sends 2nd Lusitania note to Germany demanding reparations and prevention of \'recurrence of anything so obviously subversive of the principles of warfare\'; Wilson refuses to recognize the \'war zone\' that Germany proclaimed around the British Isles
  • Jun 10 British/French troops conquer German colony of Cameroon
  • Jun 15 US government mints 1st $50 gold pieces, for Panama Pacific Expo
  • Jun 16 The foundation of the British Women's Institute.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 17 The League to Enforce Peace is organised at Independence Hall in Philadelphia with William Howard Taft as president; its program anticipates the League of Nations

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • Jun 20 German offensive in Argonne
  • Jun 21 Anti-British revolt in South Africa ends with arrest of General De Law
  • Jun 21 The U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Guinn v. United States 238 US 347 1915, striking down an Oklahoma law denying the right to vote to some citizens.
  • Jun 22 BMT, then Brooklyn Rapid Transit, begins subway service
  • Jun 23 Yanks get record 16 walks & 3 wild pitches beat A's Bruno Hass, 15-0
  • Jun 23 Italians launch the first of what will become 11 battles to dislodge the Austrians from the Isonzo River, which keeps the Italians from Trieste
  • Jun 26 Germany suppresses "Vorwarts" newspaper after it called for peace
  • Jun 27 100°F (38°C), Fort Yukon, Alaska (state record)
  • Jun 27 Dutch SDAP demonstrates against conscription

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 2 Lester del Rey, US, sci-fi author (Moon Trilogy, Marooned on Mars)
  • Jun 2 Walter Tetley, animation voice (Sherman-Bullwinkle Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 2 Alexandru Nicolschi, Russian communist (d. 1992)
  • Jun 2 Florence Holway, Massachusetts, 75 year old rape victim and activist, (d. 2012)
  • Jun 4 Modibo Keita, president of Mali (1960-68)
  • Jun 5 Alfred Kazin, US writer/literature critic (Inmost Leaf)
  • Jun 5 Lancelot Ware, founder (MENSA)
  • Jun 8 Gustaaf AWC baron van Hemert Dingshof, (mayor-Maarn Neth)
  • Jun 8 Julian Ridsdale, British politician (C), (d. 2004)
  • Jun 9 Jane Cowan, cello teacher

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 10 Saul Bellow, Canadian-born American author (Mr Sammler's Planet, Nobel 1976), born in Lachine, Quebec (d. 2005)

Novelist Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow
  • Jun 11 David Kindersley, font designer/cutter
  • Jun 11 Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician, physicist and computer scientist (d. 1999)
  • Jun 12 David Rockefeller, CEO (Chase Manhattan Bank)
  • Jun 12 Christopher Mayhew, British politician (d. 1997)
  • Jun 16 Joseph Kagan, Lithuanian-British businessman (Gannex raincoats), born in Lithuania (d. 1995)
  • Jun 16 Mariano Rumor, premier Italy
  • Jun 16 John Tukey, American statistician (d. 2000)
  • Jun 17 Karl Targownik, Hungarian psychiatrist (d. 1996)
  • Jun 18 Red Adair, oilman (fought oil fires in Kuwait)
  • Jun 19 Julius Schwartz, American editor and agent (d. 2004)
  • Jun 20 Terence Young, Shanghai China, director (Dr No, Thunderball)
  • Jun 20 Dick Reynolds, Australian rules footballer and coach (d. 2002)
  • Jun 23 Zeb Turner, country-rock performer (Chew Tobacco Rag)
  • Jun 24 Charles James Dunn, Japanese scholar
  • Jun 26 Paul Castellano, American mafia boss (d. 1985)
  • Jun 26 Charlotte Zolotow, American author

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 4 Canadian diplomat Vincent Massey (28) weds Alice Parkin

Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey
Governor General of Canada
Vincent Massey

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 26 Poet T. S. Eliot (26) weds governess Vivienne Haigh-Wood (27) at Hampstead Register Office in London

Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot

Deaths in History

  • Jun 5 Brzeska, sculptor, dies
  • Jun 18 Eufemio Zapata, brother to Mexican revolutionist Emiliano Zapata, killed by Sidronio Comancho
  • Jun 20 Emil Rathenau, German industrialist (AEG), dies