On This Day

June 1904 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 2 Professor Schron finds microbe that causes photosynthesis
  • Jun 6 National Tuberculosis Association organized, Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • Jun 11 German Lt-Gen Lothar von Trotha lands in Swapokmund, SW-Africa
  • Jun 14 Dutch troops occupy Kuto Reh, Sumatra, killing all inhabitants
  • Jun 14 At the battle of Telissu, the Japanese rout the Russians and inflict heavy casualties
  • Jun 15 Side-wheeler passenger paddlesteamer "General Slocum" burns in NY's East River (1,031 die)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 16 Bloomsday (date of events in James Joyce's Ulysses)

Novelist & Poet James Joyce
Novelist & Poet
James Joyce
  • Jun 16 Eugen Schauman assassinates Nikolai Bobrikov, Governor-General of Finland

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jun 21 The US Republican Party nominates Theodore Roosevelt for President, but not without opposition from those whom he calls 'malefactors of great wealth'

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Jun 22 Chinese laborers arrive in South Africa following a severe labor shortage
  • Jun 28 International Anti-Military Cooperation (IAMV) forms in Amsterdam
  • Jun 28 SS Norge runs aground and sinks off Rockall, North Atlantic, more than 635 die, largest maritime loss of life until Titanic
  • Jun 29 2 prehistoric bones found in Weerdingerveen, Drenthe

Birthdays in History


Person of interestCharles R. Drew

Jun 3 Charles R. Drew, American physician and surgeon who pioneered blood plasma research and developed the blood bank concept, born in Washington, D. C. (d. 1950)

Surgeon and Medical Researcher Charles R. Drew
Surgeon and Medical Researcher
Charles R. Drew
  • Jun 11 Daphne Fielding, British socialite and writer, born in Westminster, London (d. 1997)
  • Jun 14 Margaret Bourke-White, American photographer, 1st female LIFE staff photographer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • Jun 16 Gerard Holt, Dutch architect
  • Jun 17 Coenraad van Emde Boas, Dutch sexologist, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1981)
  • Jun 20 Heinrich von Brentano, German politician (Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs), born in Offenbach, German Empire (d. 1964)
  • Jun 23 Carleton Coon, American anthropologist (What in the World), born in Wakefield, Massachusetts (d. 1981)
  • Jun 24 Kurt Kusenberg, German writer (Wein Auf Lebenszeit)
  • Jun 25 Jan van Axel [Johannes P. Kraakman], Dutch director (Overschotje)
  • Jun 26 Frank Scott Hogg, Canadian astronomer, born in Preston, Ontario (d. 1951)

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 24 Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen (30) weds Jessie Isabel Cox

9th Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen
9th Prime Minister of Canada
Arthur Meighen

Deaths in History

  • Jun 12 Camille de Renesse, Belgian nobleman and entrepreneur, dies at 67
  • Jun 13 Nikiphoros Lytras, Greek painter (b. 1832)