On This Day

Historical Events in June 1922

  • Jun 1 Royal Ulster Constabulary is founded

Historic Event

Jun 1 Over 50,000 Fascists gather for a meeting in Bologna where Mussolini warns that he will lead a full-scale revolt against a government favoring 'anti-Fascist reaction'

  • Jun 2 Suffy McInnis (1st base) ends an errorless string of 1,700 chances
  • Jun 5 The Banker's committee of the Reparations Commission refuses an international loan to Germany
  • Jun 9 First ringing of the Harkness Memorial Chime at Yale University
  • Jun 10 54th Belmont: C H Miller aboard Pillory wins in 2:18.8
  • Jun 12 German Reich president Friedrich Ebert visits Munich

Baseball Record

Jun 12 Browns pitcher Hub Pruett strikes out future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth 3 consecutive times as St. Louis beats New York Yankees, 7 - 1 at Sportsman's Park, St. Louis

  • Jun 12 St Louis Cardinals make MLB record 10 straight hits in 6th inning of a 14-8 win over the Phillies at the Baker Bowl, Philadelphia
  • Jun 13 Longest recorded attack of hiccups begins: Charlie Osborne gets the hiccups and continues for 68 years, dies 11 months after it stops
  • Jun 14 Charles Hoffner wins PGA golf tournament

Radio Premiere

Jun 14 US President Warren G. Harding is 1st US President to use radio, dedicates the Francis Scott Key memorial in Baltimore

  • Jun 16 Henry Berliner demonstrates his helicopter to US Bureau of Aeronautics
  • Jun 16 Irish republicans are beaten in a national election; the vote is in favor of the Treaty of London, which leaves the Irish Free State as a dominion within the British Commonwealth
  • Jun 17 First flight across the South Atlantic Ocean arrives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, piloted by Gago Coutinho and Sacadura Cabral. First use of the sextant in air navigation.

World Record

Jun 19 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:28.2)

  • Jun 22 Herrin massacre, 19 strikebreakers and 2 union miners are killed in Herrin, Illinois.

British Golf Open

Jun 23 British Open Men's Golf, Royal St George's GC: Walter Hagen becomes first American-born winner of the Open Championship, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Jim Barnes and George Duncan

  • Jun 24 American Professional Football Association renamed the National Football League

Sports History

Jun 24 Charter NFL club Chicago Staleys renamed Chicago Bears by team founder, owner and head coach George Halas

Historic Event

Jun 24 Adolf Hitler begins a month long prison sentence for paramilitary operations; he rails against the 'Jewish sell-out' of Germany to the Bolsheviks

  • Jun 26 The emergency decrees under Article 48 of the Weimar Constitution are invoked by the government to deal with deteriorating economic conditions
  • Jun 27 Newberry Medal 1st presented for kids literature (Hendrik Van Loon)
  • Jun 28 The Irish Civil War starts when Irish Free State forces attack anti-treaty republicans in Dublin
  • Jun 29 France grants 1 kmĀ² at Vimy Ridge "freely, and for all time, to the Government of Canada, the free use of the land exempt from all taxes."