Historical Events in June 1912

  • Jun 1 Dutch soccer club Stormvogels forms in Ijmuiden; merges with VSV to form Telstar in 1963
  • Jun 4 Cone of Mount Katmai (Alaska) collapses
  • Jun 4 Massachusetts passes 1st US minimum wage law
  • Jun 5 US marines invade Caimanera, Cuba

Eruption of Novarupta

Jun 6 The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins, the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century

  • Jun 7 St Pius X encyclical "On Indians of South America"
  • Jun 7 US army tests 1st machine gun mounted on a plane
  • Jun 8 Carl Laemmle incorporates Universal Pictures.
  • Jun 13 NY Giant Christy Mathewson wins his 300th game
  • Jun 15 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Mary Browne beats Eleonora Sears 6-4, 6-2 for her first of 3 straight US singles titles

Presidential Convention

Jun 18 The Chicago national Republican Convention splits between President Taft and Theodore Roosevelt; after Taft is nominated, Roosevelt and progressive elements of the Party form the Progressive Party (also known as the 'Bull Moose Party')

  • Jun 19 Tennessee University is established (as the Tennessee Agricultural & Industrial State Normal School for Negroes), in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Jun 20 NY Giant Josh Devore steals 4 bases in an inning (2nd & 3rd twice)
  • Jun 20 NY Giants lead Bost Braves 14-2 into 9th, Giants win 21-12

Sports History

Jun 25 British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Ted Ray wins wire-to-wire by 4 shots from defending champion Harry Vardon

Music Premiere

Jun 26 Gustav Mahler's 9th Symphony premieres in Vienna, Austria with Bruno Walter conducting the Vienna Philharmonic