What Happened in June 1877

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Society of American Artists forms
  • Jun 1 US troops authorized to pursue bandits into Mexico
  • Jun 9 11th Belmont: C Holloway aboard Cloverbrook wins in 2:46

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 15 Henry Ossian Flipper becomes 1st African American to graduate from West Point Military Academy

Soldier and Former Slave Henry Ossian Flipper
Soldier and Former Slave
Henry Ossian Flipper
  • Jun 17 Indian Wars: Battle of White Bird Canyon - the Nez Perce defeat the US Cavalry at White Bird Canyon in the Idaho Territory.
  • Jun 21 The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants, are hanged at the Schuylkill County and Carbon County, Pennsylvania prisons.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 3 Raoul Dufy, France, Fauvist painter (Palm)
  • Jun 4 Heinrich Wieland, German chemist (bile acids-Nobel 1927)
  • Jun 5 Johan W Albarda, 1st Dutch socialist minister (1939-45)
  • Jun 7 Charles Glover Barkla, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1944)
  • Jun 9 Rudolf Borchardt, writer
  • Jun 11 Renee Vivien, English-born poet, wrote in French, born in London (d. 1909)
  • Jun 12 Thomas C Hart, US admiral (Asiatic fleet)
  • Jun 14 Jane Bathori, French mezzo-soprano (d. 1970)
  • Jun 18 James Montgomery Flagg, illustrator ("I want you" Uncle Sam)
  • Jun 19 Charles Coburn, Macon Ga, actor (Acad-1943, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
  • Jun 23 Blair Fairchild, composer
  • Jun 23 Hermann Stephani, composer
  • Jun 24 Aleksei M Remizov, Russian writer (Iveren)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 3 Frank Pocock, British explorer, drowned in the Congo
  • Jun 3 Ludwig Ritter von K√∂chel, Austrian musicologist (b. 1800)
  • Jun 6 Prairie Flower, daughter of Ponca & chief Standing Bear, dies
  • Jun 7 Winand C H Staring, geologist (Bottom of Netherlands), dies at 68