On This Day

Historical Events in June 1897

  • Jun 12 Possibly the most severe quake in history strikes Assam, India, Shock waves felt over an area size of Europe (low mortality rate given size of earthquake, 1,500 casualties).
  • Jun 15 Liberals/social-democrats win Dutch 2nd Parliamentary election
  • Jun 16 A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed; the Republic would not be dissolved until a year later
  • Jun 17 William Frank Powell, NJ educator, named minister to Haiti
  • Jun 19 Wee Willie Keeler's 44 game hitting streak ends
  • Jun 19 US National Championship Women's Tennis: 1895 title holder Juliette Atkinson beats defending champion Elisabeth Moore 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3
  • Jun 24 Hail injures 26 in Topeka, Kansas
  • Jun 28 Marquis C de Bonchamps' expedition reaches Gore Ethiopia

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 28 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: England's Blanche Bingley-Hillyard wins her 4th title beating Charlotte Cooper 5-7, 7-5, 6-2

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jun 29 Chicago beats Louisville 36-7 (baseball)
  • Jun 30 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: R.F. Doherty beats Harold Mahony 6-4 6-4 6-3 for the first of 4 titles