On This Day

Historical Events in June 1895

  • Jun 11 Charles Duryea patents a gas-driven automobile
  • Jun 13 Emile Levassor wins the first automobile race in history the Paris-Bordeaux-Paris, taking 48 hours and 48 minutes (1,178 km)
  • Jun 13 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Englishman J.H. Taylor retains title; beats Sandy Herd of Scotland by 4 shots
  • Jun 17 US Ship Canal (W 225th St) in the Bronx completed; cutting Marble Hill off from Manhattan
  • Jun 20 1st female PhD from an American University, earned by Caroline Willard Baldwin (in Science) at Cornell University
  • Jun 20 Nicaragua, El Salvador and Honduras form a short-lived confederation
  • Jun 21 British Earl of Rosebery's Liberal Party government falls
  • Jun 28 El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua form Central American Union

Historic Event

Jun 28 French painter Paul Gauguin leaves France for Tahiti for the second time

  • Jun 29 Doukhobors burn their weapons as a protest against conscription by the Tsarist Russian government.
  • Jun 29 US National Championship Women's Tennis: Juliette Atkinson beats defending champion Helen Hellwig 6-4, 6-2, 6-1