On This Day

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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Greek Prime Minister Eleftherios Venizelos
Greek Prime Minister
Eleftherios Venizelos
  • 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
  • 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 24 King Peter I of Serbia names son Alexander the Prince-regent

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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"

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi

Sport defeatBoxing 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

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Jack Johnson
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Jack Johnson
  • Jun 27 US signs treaty of commerce with Ethiopia

MurderAssassination Attempt

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