Historical Events in June 1914

  • Jun 2 Glenn Curtiss flies his Langley Aerodrome
  • Jun 6 1st air flight out of sight of land (Scotland to Norway)
  • Jun 8 34.7°F (1.5°C) in De Bilt, Netherlands

Baseball Record

Jun 9 Pittsburgh Pirate baseball shortstop Honus Wagner is 2nd player to get 3,000 hits

Historic Event

Jun 13 Eleftherios Venizelos announces that Greece intends to annex Chios and Mytilene, two large islands off the Turkish coast; Greece and Turkey have been heading towards conflict for months over claims to Aegean islands

  • Jun 13 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Mary Browne wins her 3rd consecutive US title beating fellow American Marie Wagner 6–2, 1–6, 6–1; event moves to Forest Hills 1915

Sports History

Jun 19 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Harry Vardon of Jersey wins a record 6th Open Championship, 3 strokes ahead of defending champion J.H. Taylor

  • Jun 20 46th Belmont: Merritt Buxton aboard Luke McLuke wins in 2:20
  • Jun 23 Battle of Zacatecas: Pancho Villa's División del Norte attacks and takes the strategic city of Zacatecas, held by President Victoriano Huerta's Constitutionalist forces
  • Jun 24 King Peter I of Serbia names son Alexander the Prince-regent

Historic Event

Jun 26 The Indian Relief Act, passes after a protracted period of Passive Resistance led by Gandhi; it abolishes a £3 tax imposed on Indians who had not renewed their indentures and recognizes "the validity of Indian customary marriages"

Boxing Title Fight

Jun 27 Defending champion Jack Johnson beats fellow American Frank Moran on points in 20 rounds in Paris, France to retain his lineal heavyweight boxing title

  • Jun 27 US signs treaty of commerce with Ethiopia

Assassination

Jun 28 Assassination of Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie by Bosnian-Serb assassin Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, setting off chain of alliances that begin WWI

Assassination Attempt

Jun 29 Jina Guseva attempts to assassinate Grigori Rasputin at his home town in Siberia