On This Day

Historical Events in June 1915

  • Jun 3 Austro-German forces recapture Przemysl, a crucial city in southeastern Poland, and the entire Russian front begins to collapse
  • Jun 5 47th Belmont: George Byrne aboard The Finn wins in 2:18.6
  • Jun 5 Denmark amends its constitution to allow women's suffrage
  • Jun 8 92°F (33.3°C) in De Bilt, Netherlands

Historic Event

Jun 9 William Jennings Bryan quits as US Secretary of State

Historic Event

Jun 9 US President Woodrow Wilson sends 2nd Lusitania note to Germany protesting sinking of the Lusitania and refuting German claim British blockade illegal

  • Jun 10 British/French troops conquer German colony of Cameroon
  • Jun 13 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: American based Norwegian Molla Bjurstedt beats Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 for her first of 4 straight US singes titles
  • Jun 15 US government mints 1st $50 gold pieces, for Panama Pacific Expo
  • Jun 16 The foundation of the British Women's Institute

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Jun 17 The League to Enforce Peace is organised at Independence Hall in Philadelphia with William Howard Taft as president; its program anticipates the League of Nations

  • Jun 18 US Open Men's Golf, Baltusrol GC: 4-time US Amateur champion Jerome Travers captures his only Open title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Tom McNamara
  • Jun 20 German offensive in Argonne
  • Jun 21 Anti-British revolt in South Africa ends with arrest of General De Law
  • Jun 21 The U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Guinn v. United States 238 US 347 1915, striking down an Oklahoma law denying the right to vote to some citizens
  • Jun 22 BMT, then Brooklyn Rapid Transit, begins subway service
  • Jun 23 Yanks get record 16 walks & 3 wild pitches beat A's Bruno Hass, 15-0
  • Jun 23 Italians launch the first of what will become 11 battles to dislodge the Austrians from the Isonzo River, which keeps the Italians from Trieste
  • Jun 26 Germany suppresses "Vorwarts" newspaper after it called for peace
  • Jun 27 100°F (38°C), Fort Yukon, Alaska (state record)
  • Jun 27 Dutch SDAP demonstrates against conscription