June 1899 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 2 Black Americans observed day of fasting in protest against lynchings
  • Jun 5 Alfred Dreyfus acquitted
  • Jun 10 Improved Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks forms in Cincinnati
  • Jun 12 New Richmond Tornado: the eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 peoples and injures around 200
  • Jun 29 Brazo River in Texas floods 12 miles wide causing $10 mil damage
  • Jun 30 Jack Hearne takes a hat-trick Eng v Australia at Headingley

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 1 Edward Charles Titchmarsh, English mathematician (d. 1963)
  • Jun 3 Georg von Bekesy, physician (Nobel-1961), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jun 4 Hassan Fathy, Egyptian architect (d. 1989)
  • Jun 7 Elizabeth Bowen, Anglo-Irish novelist (The Death of the Heart, Encounters), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1973)

Person of interestNoel Wien

Jun 8 Noel Wien, American aviation pioneer (Wien Air Alaska), born in Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin (d. 1977)

Aviation Pioneer Noel Wien
Aviation Pioneer
Noel Wien
  • Jun 10 Raoul Salan, Fr/Indochina/Algeria (leader OAS)
  • Jun 11 Yasunari Kawabata, Japanese novelist (Thousand Cranes) and Nobel laureate (1968), born in Osaka (d. 1972)
  • Jun 16 Nelson Doubleday, American publisher (Doubleday)
  • Jun 18 James Ralph Darling, teacher
  • Jun 19 George Calinescu, Romania, literature (Enigma Otilei)
  • Jun 20 Jean Moulin, hero of the French Resistance (WWII)
  • Jun 22 Michal Kalecki, Polish economist
  • Jun 24 Bruce Marshall, writer
  • Jun 26 Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia, 3rd daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, born in Peterhof Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1918)
  • Jun 27 Juan Trippe, American airline pioneer and entrepreneur (Pan Am founder), born in Sea Bright, New Jersey (d. 1981)
  • Jun 30 Frantisek Tomasek, bishop of Prague/cardinal

Deaths in History

  • Jun 7 Augustin Daly, American playwright and theatrical manager, dies at 60
  • Jun 13 [Robert] Lawson Tait, Scottish-born pioneering surgeon performed first salpingectomy for ectopic pregnancy, dies at 54
  • Jun 30 Jon Helgason, Icelandic poet (Ur Landsudri), dies