On This Day

Historical Events in June 1901

  • Jun 2 Benjamin Adams arrested for playing golf on Sunday (NY)

Sports History

Jun 6 British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Scotsman James Braid wins first of 5 Open titles by 3 strokes from Harry Vardon of Jersey

  • Jun 9 NY Giants get record 31 hits to beat Cincinnati Reds 25-13
  • Jun 11 Cook Islands annexed and proclaimed part of New Zealand
  • Jun 12 In Cuba, the constitutional convention - knowing that the USA will not withdraw its troops until does so - adopts the Platt Amendment as part of its constitution
  • Jun 17 US Open Men's Golf, Myopia Hunt GC: Willie Anderson of Scotland wins first of his 4 Open titles by 1 stroke in an 18-hole playoff with Alex Smith
  • Jun 17 The College Board introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT
  • Jun 20 Charlotte Maxeke becomes the first native African to graduate from a US college (Wilberforce University in Ohio)

Historic Event

Jun 24 1st exhibition by Pablo Picasso aged 19, opens in Paris

  • Jun 24 Jewish National Fund starts
  • Jun 29 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Elisabeth Moore beats defending champion Myrtle McAteer 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, 2-6, 6-2 for her second of 4 US singles titles