What Happened in June 1912

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Stormvogels soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
  • Jun 4 Cone of Mount Katmai (Alaska) collapses
  • Jun 4 Massachusetts passes 1st US minimum wage law
  • Jun 5 US marines invade Caimanera, Cuba

FireworksEruption of Novarupta

Jun 6 The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins, the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century
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  • Jun 7 St Pius X encyclical "On Indians of South America"
  • Jun 7 US army tests 1st machine gun mounted on a plane
  • Jun 8 Carl Laemmle incorporates Universal Pictures.
  • Jun 13 NY Giant Christy Mathewson wins his 300th game
  • Jun 15 26th U.S. Women's National Championship: Mary Browne beats Eleonora Sears 6-4, 6-2

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jun 18 The Chicago national Republican Convention splits between President Taft and Theodore Roosevelt; after Taft is nominated, Roosevelt and progressive elements of the Party form the Progressive Party (also known as the 'Bull Moose Party')

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • Jun 19 Tennessee University opened as Tennessee A & L State College
  • Jun 20 NY Giant Josh Devore steals 4 bases in an inning (2nd & 3rd twice)
  • Jun 20 NY Giants lead Bost Braves 14-2 into 9th, Giants win 21-12
  • Jun 25 British Open Golf, Muirfield: Ted Ray wins wire-to-wire by 4 shots from Harry Vardon
  • Jun 26 Gustav Mahler's 9th Symphony premieres in Vienna

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 3 Richard D'Aeth, president (Hughes Hall Cambridge)
  • Jun 3 William Douglas-Home, playwright (Now .. Barabbas)
  • Jun 4 Robert Jacobsen, Danish sculptor (great iron sculptures)
  • Jun 5 Eric Hollies, English cricketer (England leggie, bowled Bradman), born in Old Hill, Staffordshire, England (d. 1981)
  • Jun 5 Josef Neckermann, German equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1964, 68), born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 1992)
  • Jun 5 Dean Amadon, American ornithologist, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2003)
  • Jun 6 María Montez [Vidal], Dominican actress known as The Queen of Technicolor (Cobra Woman, Arabian Nights), born in Barahona, Dominican Republic (d. 1951)
  • Jun 8 Ian Morrow, British company director, best known for saving Rolls Royce (d. 2006)
  • Jun 8 Harry Holtzman, American abstract artist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)
  • Jun 9 Edgar Evans, Welsh tenor (Covent Garden Opera Company), born in Cardiganshire (d. 2007)
  • Jun 9 Ingolf Dahl, composer (Andante & Arioso), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Jun 10 Leslie Brown, Bishop (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich)
  • Jun 10 William Gordon Harris, civil engineer
  • Jun 10 Jean Lesage, Premier of Quebec (d. 1980)
  • Jun 11 Mukhtar Ashrafi, Soviet-Uzbek composer, born in Bukhara, Uzbekistan (d. 1975)
  • Jun 11 William Baziotes, American painter (abstract expressionist), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1963)
  • Jun 11 Mary Lavin, Irish author (Tales from Bective Bridge), born in East Walpole, Massachusetts (d. 1996)
  • Jun 12 Russell "Lucky" Hayden [Pate Lucid], American actor (Judge Roy Bean, Three Men from Texas), born in Chico, California (d. 1981)
  • Jun 13 Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, French Canadian poet (d. 1943)
  • Jun 14 E Cuyler Hammond, American epidemiologist (first to link smoking with lung cancer), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1986)
  • Jun 16 Enoch Powell, British Conservative MP and shadow cabinet member infamous for his "Rivers of Blood" speech, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1998)
  • Jun 16 John Peel, British politician (C), (d. 2004)
  • Jun 17 Wessel Couzijn, sculptor/cartoonist (Auschwitz-monument)
  • Jun 18 Glen Morris, American Olympic track and field champion (Olympic gold, 1936) and actor (Tarzan, Hold That Co-ed), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1974)
  • Jun 18 Henry Brandon [Heinrich von Kleinbach], German-American actor (The Searchers, Assault on Precinct 13, Drums of Fu Manchu), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1990)
  • Jun 19 Jerry Jerome, American saxophonist (Words & Music), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 19 Martin Gabel, TV host (With this Ring), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 19 Don Gutteridge, American baseball player
  • Jun 19 Virginia MacWatters, American soprano (d. 2005)
  • Jun 20 Anthony Buckeridge, English author (d. 2004)
  • Jun 21 Mary McCarthy, American novelist (Group), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1989)
  • Jun 22 Vit Nejedly, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1945)
  • Jun 22 Princess Caroline Mathilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1983)
  • Jun 23 Alan Turing, British mathematician and computer scientist pioneer (Turing Machine), born in London (d. 1954)
  • Jun 23 Maurice Dallimore, British actor (The Collector, Me and My Girl), born in Essex, London, England (d. 1973)
  • Jun 24 Brian Johnston, British cricket commentator (BBC radio commentator & cake connoisseur), born in Little Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire (d. 1994)
  • Jun 24 Norman Cousins, editor (Saturday Review)
  • Jun 24 Selwyn Powell, art editor
  • Jun 25 Virginia Lacy Jones, American librarian and presidential advisor, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1984)
  • Jun 25 William T. Cahill, American politician, 46th Governor of New Jersey (1970-74), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Jun 27 Audrey Christie, American actress (Splendor in the Grass, Fair Exchange), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1989)
  • Jun 28 Audrey Langford, English singing teacher, born in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England (d. 1994)
  • Jun 28 Sergiu Celibidache, Romanian conductor, composer, educator (Munich Philharmonic 1979-1996), born in Roman, Moldavia, Romania (d. 1996)
  • Jun 29 Joan Davis, American actress (I Married Joan), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1961)
  • Jun 29 John Toland, American political writer (Rising Sun, Pulitzer 1971), born in La Crosse, Wisconsin (d. 2004)
  • Jun 29 José Pablo Moncayo, Mexican composer (Huapango), born in Guadalajara, Mexico (d. 1958)
  • Jun 29 Émile Peynaud, French oenologist, born in Madiran, Gers, France (d. 2004)
  • Jun 30 Dan Reeves, NFL team owner (Cleveland/LA Rams)
  • Jun 30 Kenneth Jameson, art educator
  • Jun 30 Madhaviah Krishnan, naturalist
  • Jun 30 [J] Tibor de Machula, Hungarian/Dutch cellist
  • Jun 30 Ludwig Bölkow, German aeronautical engineer (d. 2003)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 26 US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles (24) weds Janet Pomeroy Avery at Auburn, New York

US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles
US Secretary of State
John Foster Dulles

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 3 Julius A. De Lagnel, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 84
  • Jun 9 Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian actor and playwright (O Noapte Furtunoasa), dies at 60
  • Jun 10 Anton Aškerc, Slovenian poet (b. 1856)
  • Jun 11 Leon Dierx, French poet (Amants), dies at 74
  • Jun 12 Frederic Passy, French economist/pacifist (Nobel 1901), dies
  • Jun 25 Louis Antoine, Belgian miner/sect leader, dies at about 65
  • Jun 25 Lawrence Alma Tadema, Dutch-British painter, dies at 76
  • Jun 27 George Bonnor, cricketer (once ran three before he was caught), dies