On This Day

What Happened on June 30, 1911

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Adolphe Messimy appointed French minister of War
  • British Open Men's Golf, Royal St George's Golf Club: Harry Vardon wins his 5th Championship by 10 shots in a playoff with 1907 champion Arnaud Massy of France
  • US Assay Office in St Louis, Missouri closes

Famous Birthdays

  • Czesław Miłosz, Polish-American writer (Bells in Winter, Nobel 1980), born in Szetejnie, Kovno Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 2004)
  • Virginia D. Smith, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Nebraska), born in Randolph, Iowa (d. 2006)