On This Day

What Happened in June 1899

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 1 English cricket icon W. G. Grace starts 22nd and final Test against Australia at Nottingham; Test debut of Wilfred Rhodes and Victor Trumper

Cricketer W. G. Grace
Cricketer
W. G. Grace
  • Jun 2 Black Americans observed day of fasting in protest against lynchings

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 5 Alfred Dreyfus acquitted

Jewish Artillery Officer Alfred Dreyfus
Jewish Artillery Officer
Alfred Dreyfus
  • Jun 8 British Open Men's Golf, Royal St George's GC: Harry Vardon of Jersey retains Open; wins 3rd title by 5 strokes from Jack White

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 9 American boxer James J. Jeffries KOs defending champion Bob Fitzsimmons of England in 11th round in Brooklyn, New York to win the lineal World Heavyweight title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • Jun 10 Improved Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks forms in Cincinnati
  • Jun 12 New Richmond Tornado: the eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 peoples and injures around 200
  • Jun 16 Victor Trumper's 1st Test Cricket century 135* v England, Lord's
  • Jun 24 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Marion Jones beats Maud Banks 6-1, 6-1, 7-5 for her first of 2 US singles titles
  • Jun 26 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: R.F. Doherty wins 3rd straight Wimbledon singles championship; beats Arthur Gore 1-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Jun 27 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley-Hillyard beats Charlotte Cooper 6-2, 6-3

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jun 29 Brazo River in Texas floods 12 miles wide causing $10 mil damage
  • Jun 30 Spin bowler Jack Hearne takes England cricket's first Test hat-trick vs Australia in drawn 3rd Test at Headingley; dismisses champion middle order trio Clem Hill, Syd Gregory and Monty Noble

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Werner Janssen, American conductor/composer (New Years Eve in NY), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 1 Edward Charles Titchmarsh, English mathematician (d. 1963)
  • Jun 2 Royal Beal, American actor (Death of a Salesman), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1969)
  • Jun 2 Tan Malaka, Indonesian philosopher and founder (Indonesian Communist), born in Limapuluh Koto, Dutch East Indies (d. 1949)
  • Jun 3 Georg von Bekesy, physician (Nobel-1961), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jun 4 Leo Spies, Russian-born German composer, born in Moscow (d. 1965)
  • Jun 4 Hassan Fathy, Egyptian architect, born in Alexandria (d. 1989)
  • Jun 7 Elizabeth Bowen, Anglo-Irish novelist (The Death of the Heart, Encounters), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1973)
  • Jun 7 John Hawkes, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship singles, doubles, mixed doubles 1926), born in Geelong, Victoria (d. 1990)

Person of interestNoel Wien

Jun 8 Noel Wien, American aviation pioneer (Wien Air Alaska), born in Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin (d. 1977)

Aviation Pioneer Noel Wien
Aviation Pioneer
Noel Wien
  • Jun 10 Raoul Salan, French Army general and leader of OAS; Secret Army Organization (Algeria), born in Roquecourbe, France (d. 1984)
  • Jun 11 George Frederick McKay, American composer, born in Harrington, Washington (d. 1970)
  • Jun 11 Yasunari Kawabata, Japanese novelist (Thousand Cranes) and Nobel laureate (1968), born in Osaka (d. 1972)
  • Jun 13 Carlos Chávez, Mexican conductor and composer (Sinfonía india), born in Mexico City (d. 1978)
  • Jun 16 Nelson Doubleday, American publisher (Doubleday)
  • Jun 16 Helen Traubel, American soprano, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • Jun 18 James Ralph Darling, English Australian teacher and head of the Australian Broadcasting Commission, born in Tonbridge, England (d. 1995)
  • Jun 18 John Warburton, British actor (Saratoga Trunk, King Rat, Cavalcade), born in Maghull, Liverpool, England (d. 1981)
  • Jun 19 George Călinescu, Romanian literature (Enigma Otilei), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1965)
  • Jun 20 Anthon van der Horst, Dutch organist and composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1965)
  • Jun 20 Jean Moulin, French hero of the Résistance during World War II, born in Béziers, France (d. 1943)
  • Jun 21 Pavel Haas, Czech Jewish composer killed during the Holocaust, born in Brno, Czech Republic (d. 1944)
  • Jun 22 Dorothy Devore, American actress (Narrow Street, Senior Daredevil), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1976)
  • Jun 22 Michal Kalecki, Polish economist, born in Łódź, Russian Poland (d. 1970)
  • Jun 23 Alexander Moiseyevich Veprik, Russian composer, born in Balta, Ukraine (d. 1958)
  • Jun 24 Bruce Marshall, Scottish writer (Father Malachy's Miracle), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1987)
  • Jun 25 Arthur Tracy, American radio personality (The Street Singer), born in Kamenetz-Podolsky, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • Jun 26 Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia, 3rd daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, born in Peterhof Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1918)
  • Jun 27 Juan Trippe, American airline pioneer and entrepreneur (Pan Am founder), born in Sea Bright, New Jersey (d. 1981)
  • Jun 29 Lester Vail, American actor (Dance Fools Dance, Consolation Marriage), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1959)
  • Jun 30 František Tomášek, 34th Archbishop of Prague and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church in Bohemia, born in Studénka, Austria-Hungary (d. 1992)
  • Jun 30 Madge Bellamy [Margaret Derden Philpott], American actress (White Zombie, The Iron Horse), born in Hillsboro, Texas (d. 1990)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 3 Johann Baptist Strauss Jr., Austrian composer (Waltz King), dies at 73
  • Jun 7 Augustin Daly, American playwright and theatrical manager, dies at 60
  • Jun 7 William Stephen Walker, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 77
  • Jun 10 Ernest Chausson, French Romantic composer (Poème; Solitude dance le bois), dies in a cycling accident at 44
  • Jun 13 [Robert] Lawson Tait, Scottish-born pioneering surgeon performed first salpingectomy for ectopic pregnancy, dies at 54
  • Jun 30 Jon Helgason, Icelandic poet (Ur Landsudri), dies