On This Day

Historical Events in June 1902

  • Jun 2 2nd statewide initiative & referendum law adopted, in Oregon

Appointment of Interest

Jun 2 British naval officer David Beatty is appointed captain of the cruiser HMS Juno

Historic Event

Jun 5 Emperor Wilhelm II responds to growing demands from Polish and other Slavic peoples living within German territory by calling for more 'Germanization' of the Slavs

Sports History

Jun 5 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Scotsman Sandy Herd wins by 1 stroke from James Braid and Harry Vardon

  • Jun 9 1st Automat restaurant opens at 818 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
  • Jun 10 Patent for window envelope granted to H F Callahan
  • Jun 13 Prussian Upper house gives 350 million marks to Poland
  • Jun 15 Canada's Maritime Provinces switch from Eastern to Atlantic time
  • Jun 15 Minor League's most lopsided baseball game: Corsicana 51; Texarkana 3 Justin Clark of Corsicana, Texas minors hits 8 home runs in 1 game
  • Jun 16 "The Wizard of Oz" musical first opens in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 17 US Congress pass the New Lands Reclamation Act, which establishes a fund from sale of public lands to build irrigation dams for arid Western lands

Music History

Jun 23 Monument to composer Gioachino Rossini unveiled in Santa Croce, Florence, Italy

Royal Coronation

Jun 24 King Edward VII develops appendicitis, delaying his coronation

Historic Event

Jun 24 Target Corporation is founded by American businessman George Dayton as Goodfellow Dry Goods in Minneapolis

Appointment of Interest

Jun 26 Aga Khan III is appointed Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire

  • Jun 27 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Newport, RI: Marion Jones wins her second US singles title; beats Elisabeth Moore 6-1, 1-0 when the defending champion is forced to retire
  • Jun 28 US Congress authorizes Louisiana Purchase Expo $1 gold coin
  • Jun 28 US buys concession to build Panama canal from French for $40 million
  • Jun 28 Germany, Italy, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire renew their Triple Alliance for six more years
  • Jun 30 Cleveland is 1st AL team to hit 3 consecutive HRs in same inning
  • Jun 30 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty wins his first Wimbledon singles title beating defending champion Arthur Gore 6-4, 6-3, 3-6, 6-0