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Historical Events in June 1904

  • Jun 2 Professor Schron finds microbe that causes photosynthesis
  • Jun 6 National Tuberculosis Association organized, Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • Jun 10 British Open Men's Golf, Royal St George's GC: Jack White wins his only major title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up James Braid and J.H. Taylor, both former champions
  • Jun 11 Cubs' Bob Wicker no-hits NY Giants, wins in 12th on 1 hitter, 1-0
  • Jun 11 German Lt-Gen Lothar von Trotha lands in Swapokmund, SW-Africa
  • Jun 14 Dutch troops occupy Kuto Reh, Sumatra, killing all inhabitants
  • Jun 14 At the battle of Telissu, the Japanese rout the Russians and inflict heavy casualties
  • Jun 15 Side-wheeler passenger paddlesteamer "General Slocum" burns in NY's East River (1,031 die)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 16 Bloomsday (date of events in James Joyce's Ulysses)

Novelist & Poet James Joyce
Novelist & Poet
James Joyce
  • Jun 16 Eugen Schauman assassinates Nikolai Bobrikov, Governor-General of Finland
  • Jun 21 Boston Herald tells of Red Sox trade "Dougherty as a Yankee," 1st known reference to NY club as Yankees (became Yankees in 1913)

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jun 21 The US Republican Party nominates Theodore Roosevelt for President, but not without opposition from those whom he calls 'malefactors of great wealth'

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Jun 22 Chinese laborers arrive in South Africa following a severe labor shortage
  • Jun 25 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: May Sutton beats defending champion Elisabeth Moore 6-1, 6-2 for her first of 3 major titles
  • Jun 27 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty wins 3rd consecutive Wimbledon singles crown; beats Frank Riseley for 2nd straight year 6-1, 7-5, 8-6
  • Jun 28 International Anti-Military Cooperation (IAMV) forms in Amsterdam
  • Jun 28 SS Norge runs aground and sinks off Rockall, North Atlantic, more than 635 die, largest maritime loss of life until Titanic

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Jun 28 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Reigning champion Dorothea Chambers beats Charlotte Cooper 6-0, 6-3

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jun 29 2 prehistoric bones found in Weerdingerveen, Drenthe