What Happened in June 1882

Historical Events

  • Jun 2 Pierre de Brazza festival welcomed in Paris
  • Jun 5 Storm & floods hits Bombay; about 100,000 die
  • Jun 6 Cyclone in Arabian Sea (Bombay, India) drowns 100,000
  • Jun 6 Electric iron patented by Henry W Seely, NYC
  • Jun 6 The Shewan forces of Menelik defeat the Gojjame army in the Battle of Embabo. The Shewans capture Negus Tekle Haymanot of Gojjam, and heir victory leads to a Shewan hegemony over the territories south of the Abay River.
  • Jun 8 16th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Forester wins in 2:43
  • Jun 10 Anti-colonization mass society of Alexandria Egypt kills 50 Europeans
  • Jun 16 17" hailstones weighing 1.75 lbs fall in Dubuque Iowa
  • Jun 17 Tornado kills 130 in Iowa
  • Jun 24 NL expels umpire Richard Higham for dishonesty

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 John Drinkwater, English poet/playwright (Abraham Lincoln)
  • Jun 4 Karl Valentin, German comic/writer
  • Jun 9 Bobby Kerr, Canadian sprinter (d. 1963)
  • Jun 10 Neville Henderson, British diplomat
  • Jun 14 Ion Antonescu, fascist premier/dictator of Roemenia
  • Jun 14 Michael Zadora, composer
  • Jun 15 Ion Antonescu, Prime Minister of Romania (d. 1946)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 16 Mohammad Mosaddegh, Prime Minister of Iran (1951-53) who was overthrown in a coup d'état aided by the CIA and the British SIS, born in Tehran, Persia (d. 1967)

Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddegh
Prime Minister of Iran
Mohammad Mosaddegh

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 17 Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer (Rite of Spring) [OS 5th June], born in Oranienbaum, Russia (d. 1971)

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Composer
Igor Stravinsky
  • Jun 17 Adolf Friedrich VI, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1918)
  • Jun 18 Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgaria premier (1946-49) [or 6/28]
  • Jun 21 Rockwell Kent, artist/painter/illustrator (Canterbury Tales)
  • Jun 21 Lluís Companys i Jover, Spanish politician (d. 1940)
  • Jun 24 Carl Diem, German Olympic official (d. 1962)
  • Jun 24 Athanase David, Canadian politician and businessman (d. 1953)
  • Jun 27 Eduard Spranger, German psychologist/educator

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 2 Guiseppi Garibaldi, Italian general and nationalist (Risorgimento) who helped unify Italy, dies at 74

Unifier of Italy Giuseppe Garibaldi
Unifier of Italy
Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • Jun 3 Christian Wilberg, German painter (b. 1839)
  • Jun 11 Louis Maigret, Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1804)
  • Jun 24 Joseph Joachim Raff, German opera composer (Cavatine), dies at 60
  • Jun 25 François Jouffroy, French sculptor (b. 1806)

BattleExecution

Jun 30 Charles J. Guiteau, American assassin of US President James A. Garfield, hanged at 40

  • Jun 30 Alberto Henschel, German-Brazilian photographer and businessman (b. 1827)