What Happened in June 1903

Historical Events

  • Jun 2 Netherlands Korfball League forms
  • Jun 2 Pirates win a triple header from Dodgers
  • Jun 6 President Emile Loubet of France and Minister of Foreign Affairs Theophile Declasse visit London, furthering the cause of Entente Cordiale between Britain and France
  • Jun 11 43rd British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 300 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • Jun 12 Niagara Falls, Ontario incorporated as a city
  • Jun 12 The Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is founded at the University of Michigan School of Music
  • Jun 15 The Serbian Assembly meets and elects Prince Peter Karageorgevich king
  • Jun 16 1st Highlander (Yankee) shut-out victory 1-0 over White Sox

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 16 Ford Motors under Henry Ford incorporates

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • Jun 16 Pepsi Cola company forms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 16 Roald Amundsen commences the first east-west navigation of the Northwest Passage by leaving Oslo, Norway

Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen
Polar Explorer
Roald Amundsen
  • Jun 16 Reichstag elections with gains for the Social Democratic Party of Germany
  • Jun 21 Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Mazarine Stone" takes place (BG)
  • Jun 24 Russia prohibits meetings dealing with Zionist
  • Jun 25 Yanks & White Sox end deadlocked at 6-6 in 18
  • Jun 25 Boston Beaneater Wiley Piatt is only 20th-century pitcher to lose 2 complete games in one day, falling to Pittsburgh 1-0 & 5-3
  • Jun 27 9th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 307 at Baltusrol GC NJ
  • Jun 27 17th U.S. Women's National Championship: Elisabeth Moore beats Marion Jones (7-5, 8-6)
  • Jun 29 British government protests against abuses in Belgian Congo

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Percy Whitlock, English composer and organist, born in Chatham (d. 1946)
  • Jun 1 Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky C.Ss.R Bishop and Martyr (d. 1973)
  • Jun 3 Eddie Acuff, American actor (Guns of the Pecos, Phantom Creeps, Outer Gate), (d. 1956)
  • Jun 6 Aram Khachaturian, Soviet composer, (Gayane, Sabre Dance), born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 1978)
  • Jun 8 Gerrit Cornelis Berkouwer, Dutch theologist (Dogmatic Studies), born in Amsterdam (d. 1996)
  • Jun 8 Ralph Webster Yarborough, American politician, U.S. Senator from Texas (1957-71), born in Chandler, Texas (d. 1996)
  • Jun 8 Ronald Shiner, British actor (Dry Rot, Carry on Admiral, Keep it Clean, Aunt Clara), born in London, England (d. 1966)
  • Jun 10 Clyde Beatty, American animal trainer and actor (Africa Screams, The Big Cage), born in Bainbridge, Ross County, Ohio (d. 1965)
  • Jun 10 Theo Lingen, German director and actor (M, Charm of La Boheme), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1978)
  • Jun 11 Ernie Nevers, NFL fullback (Duluth Eskimos, Chicago Cardinals), born in Willow River, Minnesota (d. 1976)
  • Jun 12 Emmett Hardy, American jazz musician, born in Gretna, Louisiana (d. 1925)

Person of interestRed Grange

Jun 13 Harold "Red" Grange, American "Galloping Ghost" of football (University of Illinois, Chicago Bears), born in Forksville, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)

NFL Legend Red Grange
NFL Legend
Red Grange
  • Jun 13 Filip Kutev, Bulgarian composer (State Ensemble for Folk Song and Dance), born in Aytos, Burgas (d. 1982)
  • Jun 14 Arthur William Raynes McDonald, radar Pioneer/pilot
  • Jun 14 Alonzo Church, American Mathematician whose work provided foundation for computer science, born in Washington D.C. (d. 1995)
  • Jun 16 Huldreich Georg Fruh, composer
  • Jun 17 Michail Swetlow, writer
  • Jun 17 Ruth Wakefield, American inventor (created the Toll House Cookie, the first chocolate chip cookie), born in East Walpole, Massachusetts (d. 1977)
  • Jun 18 Raymond Radiguet, French journalist/writer (Le diable ouch corps)
  • Jun 18 Jeanette MacDonald, American actress and singer (When I'm Calling You), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1965)
  • Jun 19 Wally Hammond, England cricket batsman (7,249 Test runs @ 58.45), born in Dover, England (d.1965)

Person of interestLou Gehrig

Jun 19 Lou Gehrig, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (6 x World Series, 2 x AL MVP), born in NYC, New York (d. 1941)

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Jun 19 Hans Litten, German jurist (d. 1938)
  • Jun 20 Glenna Collett Vare, American golfer who dominated women's golf in the 1920s, born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1989)
  • Jun 21 Louis Krasner, Ukrainian-American violinist, born in Cherkasy, Ukraine (d. 1995)
  • Jun 21 Al Hirschfeld, American caricaturist (NINA, NY Times), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • Jun 22 Carl Hubbell, pitcher (NY Giants)-253 wins, 2.97 lifetime ERA

Person of interestJohn Dillinger

Jun 22 John Dillinger, Notorious American bank robber, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1934)

Gangster John Dillinger
Gangster
John Dillinger
  • Jun 23 Anthony Veiller, American writer (Night of Iguana, Moulin Rouge), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 23 Hans C Branner, Danish writer (Two Minutes of Silence), born in Ordrup, Denmark (d. 1966)
  • Jun 23 Paul Joseph James Martin, Canadian politician (d. 1992)
  • Jun 24 Ernest Leslie Bouts, motor-racing driver

Person of interestGeorge Orwell

Jun 25 George Orwell [Eric Arthur Blair], Bihar, British writer (Animal Farm, 1984), born in Motihari, British India (d. 1950)

  • Jun 25 Anne Revere, American actress, (A Place in the Sun), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)
  • Jun 26 Ashley Clarke, British diplomat to Italy and president (Venice in Peril Fund) (d. 1994)
  • Jun 26 Babe [Floyd Caves] Herman, Brooklyn Dodgers' slugger (.324 lifetime average), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1987)
  • Jun 29 Alan Blumlein, English electronics engineer, born in Hampstead, London (d. 1942)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 10 Luigi Cremona, Italian mathematician (grafostatica), dies
  • Jun 11 King Alexander I and Queen Draga of Serbia are assassinated by a group of army officers as part of a coup
  • Jun 11 Nikolai Bugaev, Russian mathematician (b. 1837)
  • Jun 22 George White, African American resident of Delaware, lynched
  • Jun 29 Rentaro Taki, Japanese pianist and composer, dies at 23