What Happened in June 1885

Historical Events

  • Jun 6 19th Belmont: Paul Duffy aboard Tyrant wins in 2:43
  • Jun 6 Opera "Lakmé" is produced (Paris)
  • Jun 12 Roof collapse kills 30 at murder trial in France
  • Jun 17 Statue of Liberty arrived in NYC aboard French ship `Isere'
  • Jun 24 British government of Salisbury forms
  • Jun 24 Samuel David Ferguson becomes 1st US black bishop

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 5 Georges Mandel, [Louis Rothschild], French politician and resistance leader, born in Chatou, Yvelines (d. 1944)
  • Jun 7 Percy Brier, Australian composer, born in North Pine, Queensland (d. 1970)
  • Jun 8 Karl Genzken, Nazi physician (d. 1957)
  • Jun 12 Werner Erich Josten, Elberfeld Germany, composer (Jungle)
  • Jun 19 Stevan Hristic, composer
  • Jun 20 Andrzej Gawroński, Polish scholar (d. 1927)
  • Jun 22 Milan Vidmar, Slovenian engineer and chess player (d. 1962)
  • Jun 26 Anna M F van Wageningen-Salomons, author (Girl Student) [or 9/26]
  • Jun 26 Billy Jenkins, [Erich Rosenthal], Magdeburg
  • Jun 27 Arthur Harmat, composer
  • Jun 28 Berthold Viertel, writer
  • Jun 28 Giuseppe Mule, composer
  • Jun 29 Andre Gailhard, composer
  • Jun 29 Virginia Pope, (NY Times)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 24 28th US President Woodrow Wilson (28) weds Presbyterian minister's daughter Ellen Louise Axson (25) in Savannah, Georgia

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 5 Julius Benedict, composer (Protoghesi), dies at 80
  • Jun 8 Ignace Bourget, Bishop of Montreal (b. 1799)
  • Jun 14 Agustin Bethencourt, Venezuelan publisher on Curacao, dies at 58
  • Jun 16 Wilhelm Camphausen, German painter (b. 1818)
  • Jun 17 Gen Edwin H K Freiherr von Manteuffel, mayor (Elzas-Lothar'n), dies
  • Jun 22 Mahdi, [Muhammad Ahmed], Sudanese music reviewer, dies