What Happened in June 1905

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition opens in Portland, Oregon
  • Jun 6 French Foreign minister Delcasse resigns on German request
  • Jun 7 Norway dissolves union with Sweden (in effect since 1814)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 8 US President Theodore Roosevelt sends identical notes to Japan and Russia urging them to negotiate and end hostilities, offering his personal services

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Jun 9 British Open Golf, St Andrews: Scotsman James Braid wins his 2nd Open title 5 strokes ahead of runners-up Rowland Jones and J.H. Taylor
  • Jun 10 1st forest fire lookout tower placed in operation, Greenville, Maine
  • Jun 11 Penns Railroad debuts fastest train in world (NY-Chicago in 18 hrs)
  • Jun 13 NY Giant Christy Mathewson 2nd no-hitter, beats Chicago Cubs, 1-0
  • Jun 24 19th U.S. Women's National Championship: Elisabeth Moore beats Helen Homans (6-4, 5-7, 6-1)
  • Jun 25 Warsaw & Lodz revolt against Russian occupation
  • Jun 27 Russian sailors mutiny aboard battleship "Potemkin" and sail for Odessa
  • Jun 30 In Russia, the "Potemkin" arrives at Odessa, where sailors take the bodies of dead crewman ashore; sailors join civilians in revolutionary actions of the '1905 Revolution'
  • Jun 30 The crew of the Russian battleship "Georgei Pobiedonosets" mutinies in support of the "Potemkin", which mutinied three days earlier
  • Jun 30 Conservative Australian Prime Minister George H. Reid is forced to resign and Alfred Deakin returns to power on July 5

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Dinora de Carvalho, composer
  • Jun 1 Robert Newton, British actor (Treasure Island, Henry V, Around the World in 80 Days), born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, England (d. 1956)
  • Jun 3 Martin Gottfried Weiss, German, commandant of Dachau concentration camp (d. 1946, by execution)
  • Jun 5 John Abbott, British actor (The Jungle Book, Gigi, Smogasboard), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • Jun 6 John Gart, Russian orchestra leader (Paul Winchell Show), born in Russia (d. 1989)
  • Jun 8 Brian Coffey, Irish poet (Avent), born in Dublin (d. 1995)
  • Jun 9 Harry "Bull" Alexander, Australian cricketer (Aus quick 1 Test Bodyline series), born in Ascot Vale (d. 1993)
  • Jun 9 Walter Kraft, composer
  • Jun 11 Richard Loeb, American murderer of Bobby Franks along with Nathan Leopold, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1936)
  • Jun 12 Ray Barbuti, American athlete (Olympic gold 400m, 400m relay 1928), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1988)
  • Jun 13 Aldophus "Doc" Cheatham, American jazz trumpeter, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1997)
  • Jun 13 K. S. Duleepsinhji, English-Indian cricketer (12 Tests for England, 995 runs), born in Nawanagar State, Kathiawar, British India (d. 1959)
  • Jun 18 Eduard Tubin, Estonian composer, born in Torila, Governorate of Livonia (d. 1982)
  • Jun 19 George Voskovec [Jirí Wachsmann], Czech actor (12 Angry Men, Somewhere in Time), born in Sázava, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1981)
  • Jun 19 Taneli Kuusisto, composer
  • Jun 19 Mildred Natwick, American actress (Barefoot in the Park, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1994)
  • Jun 20 Lillian Hellman, American playwright (Toys in the Attic, Little Foxes), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1984)
  • Jun 21 Jacques Goddet, French sports journalist and publisher (Tour de France), born in Paris (d. 2000)

Person of interestJean-Paul Sartre

Jun 21 Jean-Paul Sartre, French existentialist philosopher and writer (Le Mur, Nobel 1964; declined), born in Paris (d. 1980)

  • Jun 22 Walter Leigh, British composer, born in Wimbledon, London, England (d. 1942)
  • Jun 23 Jack Pickersgill, Canadian politician (d. 1997)
  • Jun 25 Ian Cromb, New Zealand cricketer (NZ pace bowler in the early 1930's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1984)
  • Jun 26 Jack Longland, British director of education (Derbyshire), born in London (d. 1993)
  • Jun 26 Jan Louis Guillaume Doornik, Dutch resistance fighter in France, born in Paris (d. 1941)
  • Jun 27 Ruby Middleton Forsythe, African-American teacher (50 years in 1 room school in SC), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1992)
  • Jun 29 Manuel Altolaguirre, Spanish poet and publisher (La lenta libertad), born in Málaga, Spain (d. 1959)
  • Jun 29 Alphaeus Hamilton Zulu, Anglican bishop of Zululand and Swaziland, born in South Africa (d. 1988)
  • Jun 30 Nestor Paiva, American-Portuguese actor (Zorro, The Creature from the Black Lagoon), born in Fresno, California (d. 1966)

Famous Weddings

  • Jun 15 Princess Margaret of Connaught marries Gustav, Crown Prince of Sweden.

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 4 Carl Albert Löschhorn, German composer, dies at 85
  • Jun 13 Theodoros Delyannis, premier Greece, murdered
  • Jun 13 Tippo-Tip, [Hamed ben Mohammed], Zanzibar merchant, dies at about 67
  • Jun 15 Hermann Wissmann, German African explorer and governor of East-Africa,, dies at 51
  • Jun 22 Francis Lubbock, Governor of Texas (b. 1815)
  • Jun 30 John Hay, US politician, dies