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)

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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 45th British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 318 at St Andrews
  • Jun 10 1st forest fire lookout tower placed in operation, Greenville, Me
  • 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)
  • Jun 8 Brian Coffey, Irish poet (Avent), born in Dublin (d. 1995)
  • Jun 9 Harry "Bull" Alexander, cricketer (Aus quick 1 Test Bodyline series)
  • Jun 9 Walter Kraft, composer
  • Jun 12 Ray Barbuti, American athlete (d. 1988)
  • Jun 13 Doc Cheatham, jazz musician
  • Jun 13 Kumar Shri Duleepsinhji, cricketer (England 1929-31)
  • Jun 18 Eduard Tubin, composer
  • Jun 18 John Gardener, boatbuilder/writer
  • 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 Goddot, French publisher (Tour de France)

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

  • Jun 22 Walter Leigh, composer
  • Jun 23 Jack Pickersgill, Canadian politician (d. 1997)
  • Jun 25 Ian Cromb, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in the early 1930's)
  • Jun 26 Jack Longland, British director of education (Derbyshire)
  • Jun 26 Jan Louis Guillaume "Yvan" Doornik, Neth resistance fighter in France
  • Jun 27 Ruby Middleton Forsythe, teacher (50 years in 1 room school in SC)
  • Jun 29 Manuel Altolaguirre, Spanish poet/publisher (La lenta libertad)
  • Jun 29 Alphaeus Hamilton Zulu (Bishop Zulu), Nquthu Natal, Anglican bishop of Zululand and Swaziland
  • 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 Loeschhorn, 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 von Wissmann, German African expl/gov East-Africa, dies
  • Jun 16 Hermann von Wissmann, German explorer/governor of E Africa, dies at 51
  • Jun 22 Francis Lubbock, Governor of Texas (b. 1815)
  • Jun 30 John Hay, US politician, dies