Historical Events in June 1899

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 1 Cricket test debut of Wilfred Rhodes and Victor Trumper in W. G. Grace's last test

Cricketer W. G. Grace
Cricketer
W. G. Grace
  • Jun 2 Black Americans observed day of fasting in protest against lynchings
  • Jun 3 W. G. Grace's last day of Test cricket aged 50 yrs 320 days
  • Jun 5 Alfred Dreyfus acquitted
  • Jun 8 British Open Golf, Royal St George's GC: Harry Vardon of Jersey retains Open; wins 3rd title by 5 strokes from Jack White

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 9 James J. Jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • Jun 10 Improved Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks forms in Cincinnati
  • Jun 12 New Richmond Tornado: the eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 peoples and injures around 200
  • Jun 16 Victor Trumper's 1st Test Cricket century 135* v England, Lord's
  • Jun 24 13th U.S. Women's National Championship: Marion Jones beats Maud Banks (6-1, 6-1, 7-5)
  • Jun 26 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: R.F. Doherty wins 3rd straight Wimbledon singles championship; beats Arthur Gore 1-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 27 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley-Hillyard beats Charlotte Cooper 6-2, 6-3

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jun 29 Brazo River in Texas floods 12 miles wide causing $10 mil damage
  • Jun 30 Jack Hearne takes a hat-trick Eng v Australia at Headingley