What Happened in June 1895

Historical Events

  • Jun 11 Charles Duryea patents a gas-driven automobile
  • Jun 13 Emile Levassor wins 1st Paris-Bordeaux-Paris auto race (24 kph)
  • Jun 13 35th British Golf Open: J.H. Taylor shoots a 322 at St Andrews
  • Jun 17 US Ship Canal (W 225th St) in the Bronx completed; cutting Marble Hill off from Manhattan
  • Jun 20 1st female PhD from an American University, earned by Caroline Willard Baldwin (in Science) at Cornell University
  • Jun 20 Nicaragua, El Salvador & Honduras form a short-lived confederation
  • Jun 21 British Roseberry government falls
  • Jun 28 El Salvador, Honduras & Nicaragua form Central American Union

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 28 French painter Paul Gauguin leaves France for Tahiti for the second time

Painter and Sculptor Paul Gauguin
Painter and Sculptor
Paul Gauguin
  • Jun 29 Doukhobors burn their weapons as a protest against conscription by the Tsarist Russian government.
  • Jun 29 9th U.S. Women's National Championship: Juliette Atkinson beats Helen Hellwig (6-4, 6-2, 6-1)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 3 Kavalam Madhava Panikkar, India, diplomat (Asia & Western Dominance)
  • Jun 4 Dino Conte Grandi, Italian delegate to league of nations (1925-32)
  • Jun 5 August Baeyens, Flemish composer (Coriolanus)
  • Jun 5 William Boyd, Ohio, cowboy (Hopalong Cassidy)
  • Jun 10 Immanuel Velikovsky, writer (Worlds in Collision)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 10 Hattie McDaniel, 1st African American actress to win an Oscar (Mammy-Gone With The Wind), born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 1952)

  • Jun 11 Nikolai Bulganin, Premier of USSR (1955-58), born in Gorky, Russia (d. 1975
  • Jun 14 Cliff Edwards, "Ukulele Ike", Hannibal Missouri, singer (54th Street Revue, When You Wish Upon a Star)
  • Jun 14 Louis Finkelstein, US historian/theologist (Pharizees)
  • Jun 14 Jack Adams, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and general manager (d. 1968)
  • Jun 17 Slavko Osterc, composer
  • Jun 18 Manuela Fern├índez-Fojaco, Spanish supercentenarian

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 24 Jack Dempsey, American heavyweight boxing champion (1919-26) known as "Kid Blackie" and "The Manassa Mauler", born in Manassa, Colorado (d. 1983)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • Jun 26 Jankel Adler, Polish painter

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 26 George Hainsworth, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Toronto, Ontario

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth
  • Jun 28 Kazimierz Sikorski, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 15 Richard Genee, composer, dies at 72
  • Jun 23 Joseph Paul Skelly, composer, dies at 44
  • Jun 29 Thomas Henry Huxley, English scientist (b. 1825)