What Happened in June 1872

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 6th Belmont: James Roe aboard Joe Daniels wins in 2:58.25
  • Jun 5 Republican National Convention meets (Philadelphia)
  • Jun 8 Congress endorses penny post card
  • Jun 14 Trade unions are legalised in Canada.
  • Jun 18 Woman's Suffrage Convention held at Merchantile Liberty Hall

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 6 Alexandra Fjodorovna Romanova, last Russian tsarina (1894-1918)
  • Jun 20 George Carpenter, the 5th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1948)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 27 Paul Laurence Dunbar, American poet and novelist (Oak & Ivory), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1906)


Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 17 Jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr (31) weds childhood friend Fanny Bowditch Dixwell


Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 1 James Gordon Bennett, Sr., American newspaper publisher (New York Herald), dies at 76

Founder of the New York Herald James Gordon Bennett
Founder of the New York Herald
James Gordon Bennett
  • Jun 3 Heinrich Esser, composer, dies at 53
  • Jun 4 Johan R Thorbecke, literature/liberal premier, dies
  • Jun 4 Stanislaw Moniuszko, composer, dies at 53
  • Jun 16 Norman MacLeod, Scottish clergyman (b. 1812)
  • Jun 28 Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch, composer, dies at 66