Willa Cather’s The Troll Garden, Grace King’s Stories from Louisiana History, Jack London’s White Fang, andThe House of Mirth by Edith Wharton were read.

The Clansmen was published by Thomas Dixon.

“Give my regards to Broadway” and “Mary’s a Grand Old Name,” music and lyrics by George M. Cohan, were popular songs.

Cosmopolitan magazine was bought by William Randolph Hearst for $400,000.

The Julliard School was established in New York.

Modern dancer Isadora Duncan opened an academy for dance in Berlin.

The trade magazine Variety was first published in New York.

The Niagara Movement, which would later be called the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, (NAACP) was founded by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe.

The Rotary Club was founded in Chicago by Paul Percy Harris.

Novocaine was introduced.

The World’s Fair was held in Portland, Oregon.

The Industrial Workers of the World was founded in Chicago.

The U.S. Supreme Court, in Lochner v. New York, ruled that it is unconstitutional to limit the number of hours that bakers can work.

The National Audubon Society meet for first time.

Madame C. J. Walker (Sarah Breedlove) began marketing her hair straightener for black women.

The first nickelodeon opened in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The first photographic show by Alfred Stieglitz opened at a galley called “291.”

June 18:  The Twentieth Century Limited train service began its run from Chicago and New York.