On This Day

June 1911 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 1st US group insurance policy written in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Jun 1 1st Inter-Empire Sports Championships close in London
  • Jun 6 Nicaragua signs treaty turning over customs to US (not ratified)
  • Jun 8 Belgium government of Schollaert falls

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 10 Queen Wilhelmina opens Rembrandt house in Amsterdam

Queen of the Netherlands Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
Queen of the Netherlands
Wilhelmina of the Netherlands

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 11 Universal Negro Improvement Association founded by Marcus Garvey

Black Nationalist Marcus Garvey
Black Nationalist
Marcus Garvey
  • Jun 11 The Greek national assembly adopts a more liberal constitution
  • Jun 15 Tabulating Computing Recording Corporation (IBM) is incorporated.
  • Jun 16 A 772 gram stony meteorite strikes the earth near Kilbourn, Columbia County, Wisconsin damaging a barn
  • Jun 17 Belgium government of De Broqueville forms
  • Jun 20 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) incorporates (NY)

CrownRoyal Coronation

Jun 22 King George V crowned King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and all his realms and territories beyond the sea

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • Jun 24 French couturier Paul Poiret holds his infamous 'The 1002nd Night' costume ball to launch his “Parfums de Rosine", 1st signature scent linked to a design house
  • Jun 26 Nieuport sets an aircraft speed record of 83 mph (133 kph)
  • Jun 28 Joseph Caillaux forms government in France
  • Jun 29 Freiherr Gautsch von Frankenthurn becomes Minister-President of Austria
  • Jun 30 Adolphe Messimy appointed French Minister of War
  • Jun 30 US Assay Office in St Louis, Missouri closes

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 2 Xiao Hong, Chinese writer (The Field of Life and Death), born in Hulan County, Heilongjiang Province (d. 1942)
  • Jun 3 Mason Gross, American TV quiz show personality and professor (Think Fast, Two for the Money), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1977)
  • Jun 4 Austin Andrew Wright, British sculptor, born in Chester, England (d. 1997)
  • Jun 5 Arthur Vick, British physicist and vice chancellor (Queens University, Belfast), born in Solihull, England (d. 1998)
  • Jun 7 Brooks Stevens, American automotive designer (1949 Hydra-Glide Harley; 1963 Jeep Wagoneer), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1995)

Person of interestTerence Rattigan

Jun 10 Terence Rattigan, British playwright (Winslow Boy, Browning Version), born in London (d. 1977)

Playwright Terence Rattigan
Playwright
Terence Rattigan

Person of interestMilovan Djilas

Jun 12 Milovan Djilas, Yugoslavian politician and writer (The New Class), born in Podbišće, Montenegro (d. 1995)

Politician and Writer Milovan Djilas
Politician and Writer
Milovan Djilas
  • Jun 13 Albert Cleage, African-American theologian and religious leader, born in Indianapolis (d. 2000)
  • Jun 13 Luis Alvarez, American physicist (subatomic particles, Nobel 1968), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1988)
  • Jun 15 Wilbert Awdry, British Anglican cleric and children's writer (Thomas the Tank Engine), born in Ampfield, England (d. 1997)
  • Jun 17 Viktor Nekrasov, Ukrainian architect and author (Vokopach Stalingrada), born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1987)
  • Jun 20 John Brightman, Baron Brightman, British judge of appeals, born in Sandridge, Hertfordshire (d. 2006)
  • Jun 23 David Ogilvy, advertising whiz (Ogilvy & Mathers)
  • Jun 24 Ernesto Sábato, Argentinian writer
  • Jun 25 William H. Stein, American biochemist (Nobel 1972), born in New York (d. 1980)
  • Jun 26 Edward H. Levi, American law professor (Intro to Legal Reasoning), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • Jun 27 Alfred Scott Witherbee Jr., American 3 year old who drowned on Lusitania (d. 1915)
  • Jun 29 Bernhard, German Prince (Consort to Queen Juliana of Netherlands), born in Jena, Germany (d. 2004)
  • Jun 30 Czesław Miłosz, Polish-American writer (Bells in Winter, Nobel 1980), born in Szetejnie, Kovno Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 2004)
  • Jun 30 Virginia D. Smith, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Nebraska), born in Randolph, Iowa (d. 2006)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 7 Maurice Rouvier, French statesman and Prime Minister of France (1905-06), dies at 69
  • Jun 9 Carrie Nation, American temperance advocate, dies at 64
  • Jun 11 James Curtis Hepburn, American missionary and linguist, dies at 96