What Happened in June 1871

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 3 Jesse James & his gang robs Obocock Bank (Corydon Iowa), of $15,000

Outlaw Jesse James
Jesse James
  • Jun 10 5th Belmont: W Miller aboard Harry Basset wins in 2:56
  • Jun 10 Sinmiyangyo: Captain McLane Tilton leads 109 Marines in naval attack on Han River forts on Kanghwa Island, Korea.
  • Jun 13 Hurricane kills 300 in Labrador
  • Jun 15 Phoebe Couzins is 1st woman graduate of a US collegiate law school
  • Jun 16 Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of Mystic Shrine founded, NYC
  • Jun 16 The University Tests Act allows students to enter the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Durham without religious tests, except for courses in theology.
  • Jun 20 Ku Klux Klan trials began in federal court in Oxford, Miss
  • Jun 30 Guatemala revolts for agrarian reforms

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 14 Jacob Ellehammer, Danish inventor (d. 1946)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 17 James Weldon Johnson, American civil rights activist, leader of the NAACP and Harlem Renaissance poet, born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1938)

Writer and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon Johnson
Writer and Civil Rights Activist
James Weldon Johnson
  • Jun 17 Nicolae Iorga, writer/poet/literature historian/President of Romania
  • Jun 22 William McDougall, British psychologist and polymath (d. 1938)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 14 Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro (40) weds Julie Vellay in London

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 7 Thomas Jackson Rodman, American military inventor of the rodman gun and perforated-cake gunpowder, dies on duty at 54
  • Jun 8 Satank, Kiowa indian chief, shot to death

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 9 Anna Atkins, English botanist, photographer and the 1st person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images, dies of paralysis, rheumatism, and exhaustion at 72

Botanist and Photographer Anna Atkins
Botanist and Photographer
Anna Atkins