On This Day

June 1899 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 2 Black Americans observed day of fasting in protest against lynchings
  • 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 million damage

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 1 Edward Charles Titchmarsh, English mathematician (d. 1963)
  • Jun 2 Tan Malaka, Indonesian philosopher and founder (Indonesian Communist), born in Limapuluh Koto, Dutch East Indies (d. 1949)
  • Jun 2 Eric Jan Hanussen [Hermann Steinschneider], Austrian astrologist, clairvoyant, illusionist, and speaking tutor to Hitler, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1933)
  • Jun 3 Georg von Bekesy, Hungarian-American physician and physiologist (Nobel Prize in Physioloy or Medicine 1961 for work on the inner ear), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1972)
  • Jun 4 Hassan Fathy, Egyptian architect (New Gourna Village), born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 1989)
  • Jun 7 Elizabeth Bowen, Anglo-Irish novelist (The Death of the Heart, Encounters), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1973)

Noel Wien

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

  • Jun 10 Raoul Salan, French Army general and leader of OAS; Secret Army Organization (Algeria), born in Roquecourbe, France (d. 1984)
  • 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, English Australian teacher and head of the Australian Broadcasting Commission, born in Tonbridge, England (d. 1995)
  • Jun 19 George Călinescu, Romanian literature (Enigma Otilei), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1965)
  • Jun 20 Jean Moulin, French hero of the Résistance during World War II, born in Béziers, France (d. 1943)
  • Jun 22 Michal Kalecki, Polish economist, born in Łódź, Russian Poland (d. 1970)
  • Jun 22 Richard Gurley Drew, American inventor (created masking tape and cellophane at 3M), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1980)
  • Jun 24 Bruce Marshall, Scottish writer (Father Malachy's Miracle), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1987)
  • Jun 26 Maria Nikolaevna, 3rd daughter of the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, born in Peterhof Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1918)
  • Jun 27 Juan Trippe, American airline pioneer and entrepreneur (Pan Am founder), born in Sea Bright, New Jersey (d. 1981)
  • Jun 30 František Tomášek, 34th Archbishop of Prague and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church in Bohemia, born in Studénka, Austria-Hungary (d. 1992)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 7 Augustin Daly, American playwright and theatrical manager, dies at 60
  • Jun 7 William Stephen Walker, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 77
  • 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