What Happened on June 2, 1857

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • James Gibbs of Virgina, patents the chain-stitch single-thread sewing machine

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward William Elgar, English composer (Pomp & Circumstance), born in Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire (d. 1934)
  • Karl Adolph Gjellerup, poet (Poutnici Svetem, Nobel 1917), born in Roholte, Denmark (d. 1919)