On This Day

Historical Events in June 1910

  • Jun 1 Sportclub Enschede soccer club forms in Enschede, Netherlands; merge with Enschedese Boys to form FC Twente in 1965
  • Jun 2 1st roundtrip flight over English Channel (C S Rolls, England)
  • Jun 2 Pygmies discovered in Dutch New Guinea
  • Jun 9 A passenger on SS Arawatta throws bottle with note overboard (found June 6, 1983 in Queensland)
  • Jun 12 Dutch soccer club PEC forms in Zwolle; renamed FC Zwolle in 1990 and back to PEC Zwolle in 2012
  • Jun 13 Pilot Charles Hamilton makes 1st 1-day round-trip from NY to Philadelphia
  • Jun 13 William D Crum, a South Carolina physician, appointed US minister to Liberia
  • Jun 19 1st airship in service "Germany"
  • Jun 19 Father's Day celebrated for 1st time (Spokane, Washington)
  • Jun 20 US Open Men's Golf, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Alex Smith of Scotland wins an 18-hole playoff over younger brother Macdonald Smith and John McDermott to win his 2nd Open title

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 22 1st airship with passengers sets afloat-Zeppelin Deutscheland

Inventor of the Zeppelin Ferdinand von Zeppelin
Inventor of the Zeppelin
Ferdinand von Zeppelin
  • Jun 24 50th British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: James Braid wins Championship for a 5th time, 4 strokes ahead of fellow Scot Sandy Herd (1902 champion)
  • Jun 25 US Mann Act passed (no women across state lines for immoral purposes)

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jun 25 Igor Stravinsky's ballet "The Firebird" premieres at the Opéra de Paris, Paris

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Composer
Igor Stravinsky
  • Jun 26 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Defending champion Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Louise Hammond 6-4, 6-2
  • Jun 29 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In an all-British final, Dorothea Chambers beats Dora Boothby 6-2, 6-2 for her 4th of 7 Wimbledon singles titles
  • Jun 30 Russia absorbs Finland
  • Jun 30 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: New Zealander Anthony Wilding beats Arthur Gore 6-4, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 for his 1st of 4 consecutive Wimbledon singles titles