On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1906

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Wimbledon: Laurence Doherty & Reginald Doherty beat Raymond Little & Holcombe Ward 3-6, 11-9, 9-7, 6-1 to give British Isles an unassailable 3-0 lead over US (ends 5-0)

Famous Birthdays

  • Thomas Cowling, British mathematician and astronomer, born in Walthamstow, Essex (d. 1990)

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Nelson Pillsbury, American chess player, dies at 33
  • William Dale, international legal consultant, dies