On This Day

Events in History in June 1896

InventionHistoric Invention

Jun 2 Italian engineer and inventor Guglielmo Marconi applies for the first ever patent for a system of wireless telegraphy in the United Kingdom

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi

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Jun 3 British naval officer David Beatty is seconded to the Egyptian government and appointed second in command of the river flotilla

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty

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Jun 4 Henry Ford takes his 1st Ford through streets of Detroit

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • Jun 6 Frank Samuelsen and George Harbo leave NY harbor to row across Atlantic; their 55 day record for rowing was not broken for 114 years
  • Jun 8 First car thief; Baron de Zuylen’s Peugeot is stolen by his mechanic in Paris
  • Jun 11 US Assay Office in Deadwood South Dakota authorized
  • Jun 15 Tsunami strikes Shinto festival on beach at Sanriku, Japan; 27,000 are killed, 9,000 injured and 13,000 houses destroyed
  • Jun 16 Temperature hits 127°F at Fort Mojave, California

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Jun 17 Polar explorers Fridtjof Nansen and Frederick Jackson meet by chance in Franz Josef Land, the Arctic

Arctic Explorer and Diplomat Fridtjof Nansen
Arctic Explorer and Diplomat
Fridtjof Nansen
  • Jun 30 W S Hadaway patents electric stove