On This Day

Historical Events in June 1903

  • Jun 6 President Emile Loubet of France and Minister of Foreign Affairs Theophile Declasse visit London, furthering the cause of Entente Cordiale between Britain and France

Sports History

Jun 11 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Harry Vardon wins his 4th Open title by 6 strokes from younger brother Tom Vardon

  • Jun 12 Niagara Falls, Ontario incorporated as a city
  • Jun 12 The Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is founded at the University of Michigan School of Music
  • Jun 15 The Serbian Assembly meets and elects Prince Peter Karageorgevich king
  • Jun 16 1st Highlander (Yankee) shut-out victory 1-0 over White Sox

Historic Event

Jun 16 Ford Motors under Henry Ford incorporates

  • Jun 16 Pepsi Cola company forms

Historic Event

Jun 16 Roald Amundsen commences the first east-west navigation of the Northwest Passage by leaving Oslo, Norway

  • Jun 16 Reichstag elections with gains for the Social Democratic Party of Germany
  • Jun 24 Russia prohibits meetings dealing with Zionist
  • Jun 25 NY Yanks & Chicago White Sox end deadlocked game at 6-6 in 18
  • Jun 25 Boston Beaneater Wiley Piatt is only 20th-century pitcher to lose 2 complete games in one day, falling to Pittsburgh 1-0 & 5-3
  • Jun 27 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Elisabeth Moore beats Marion Jones 7-5, 8-6 for her third of 4 US singles titles
  • Jun 29 US Open Men's Golf, Baltusrol GC: Willie Anderson of Scotland first to win the Open twice; beats countryman David Brown by 2 strokes in an 18-hole playoff
  • Jun 29 British government protests against abuses in Belgian Congo
  • Jun 30 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats Ethel Larcombe 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, the first of 7 titles
  • Jun 30 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats Frank Riseley 7-5, 6-3, 6-0 for his second consecutive title