What Happened on June 5, 1879

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 13th Belmont: George Evans riding Spendthrift wins in 2:42.75

Famous Birthdays

  • Adolf Wiklund, composer
  • RenĂ© Pottier, French cyclist (d. 1907)
  • Robert Mayer, German-born philanthropist (d. 1985)