On This Day

June 1912 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 4 Cone of Mount Katmai (Alaska) collapses
  • Jun 4 Massachusetts passes 1st US minimum wage law
  • Jun 5 US marines invade Caimanera, Cuba

Eruption of Novarupta

Jun 6 The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins, the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century

  • Jun 7 St Pius X encyclical "On Indians of South America"
  • Jun 7 US army tests 1st machine gun mounted on a plane
  • Jun 8 Carl Laemmle incorporates Universal Pictures.
  • Jun 13 NY Giant Christy Mathewson wins his 300th game

Presidential Convention

Jun 18 The Chicago national Republican Convention splits between President Taft and Theodore Roosevelt; after Taft is nominated, Roosevelt and progressive elements of the Party form the Progressive Party (also known as the 'Bull Moose Party')

  • Jun 19 Tennessee University opened as Tennessee A & L State College
  • Jun 20 NY Giant Josh Devore steals 4 bases in an inning (2nd & 3rd twice)

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 3 Richard D'Aeth, president (Hughes Hall Cambridge)
  • Jun 3 William Douglas-Home, playwright (Now .. Barabbas)
  • Jun 4 Robert Jacobsen, Danish sculptor (great iron sculptures), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1993)
  • Jun 5 Dean Amadon, American ornithologist, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2003)
  • Jun 8 Ian Morrow, British company director, best known for saving Rolls Royce (d. 2006)
  • Jun 8 Harry Holtzman, American abstract artist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)
  • Jun 10 Leslie Brown, Bishop (St Edmundsbury & Ipswich)
  • Jun 10 William Gordon Harris, British civil engineer, born in Liverpool, England (d. 2005)
  • Jun 10 Jean Lesage, Canadian politician (19th Premier of Quebec), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1980)
  • Jun 11 William Baziotes, American painter (abstract expressionist), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1963)
  • Jun 11 Mary Lavin, Irish author (Tales from Bective Bridge), born in East Walpole, Massachusetts (d. 1996)
  • Jun 13 Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, French Canadian poet (Regards et jeux dans l'espace), born in Sainte-Catherine de Fossanbault, Canada (d. 1943)
  • Jun 14 E. Cuyler Hammond, American epidemiologist (first to link smoking with lung cancer), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1986)

Enoch Powell

Jun 16 Enoch Powell, British Conservative MP and shadow cabinet member infamous for his "Rivers of Blood" speech, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1998)

  • Jun 16 John Peel, British politician (C), (d. 2004)
  • Jun 17 Wessel Couzijn, Dutch sculptor and cartoonist (Auschwitz-monument), born in Amsterdam (d. 1984)
  • Jun 20 Anthony Buckeridge, English author (Jennings), born in London (d. 2004)
  • Jun 21 Mary McCarthy, American novelist (Group), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1989)
  • Jun 22 Princess Caroline Mathilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1983)

Alan Turing

Jun 23 Alan Turing, British mathematician and computer scientist pioneer (Turing Machine), born in London (d. 1954)

  • Jun 24 Norman Cousins, editor (Saturday Review)
  • Jun 24 Selwyn Powell, art editor
  • Jun 25 Virginia Lacy Jones, American librarian and presidential advisor, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1984)
  • Jun 25 William T. Cahill, American politician, 46th Governor of New Jersey (1970-74), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Jun 28 Audrey Langford, English singing teacher, born in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England (d. 1994)
  • Jun 29 John Toland, American political writer (Rising Sun, Pulitzer 1971), born in La Crosse, Wisconsin (d. 2004)
  • Jun 29 Émile Peynaud, French oenologist, born in Madiran, Gers, France (d. 2004)
  • Jun 30 Madhaviah Krishnan, Indian naturalist and wildlife photographer, born in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India (d. 1996)
  • Jun 30 Ludwig Bölkow, German aeronautical engineer, born in Schwerin, Germany (d. 2003)

Weddings in History

John Foster Dulles

Jun 26 US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles (24) weds Janet Pomeroy Avery at Auburn, New York

Deaths in History

  • Jun 1 Daniel Burnham, American architect and urban designer (built skyscrapers), dies at 65
  • Jun 3 Julius A. De Lagnel, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 84
  • Jun 10 Anton Aškerc, Slovenian poet (b. 1856)
  • Jun 11 Leon Dierx, French poet (Amants), dies at 74
  • Jun 12 Frederic Passy, French economist/pacifist (Nobel 1901), dies
  • Jun 25 Louis Antoine, Belgian miner and sect leader, dies at about 65
  • Jun 25 Lawrence Alma Tadema, Dutch-British painter, dies at 76