What Happened in June 1887

Historical Events

  • Jun 7 Monotype type-casting machine patented by Tolbert Lanston, Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 8 Herman Hollerith receives a patent for his punch card calculator.
  • Jun 9 21st Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Hanover wins in 2:43.5
  • Jun 15 Carlisle D Graham survives 2nd ride in Niagara waterfall in barrel
  • Jun 15 NY Giants beat Philadelphia Phillies 29-1
  • Jun 15 Stanley's expedition reaches Yambuya waterfalls Congo
  • Jun 18 The Reinsurance Treaty between Germany and Russia is signed.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 21 Britain celebrates golden jubilee of Queen Victoria

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
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  • Jun 28 Phillies most lopsided shut-out beating Indianapolis 24-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Clive Brook, actor/director (List of Adrian Messenger), born in London, England
  • Jun 2 Howard Johnson, American songwriter (d. 1941)
  • Jun 3 Emil Axman, Czech composer, born in Rataje (d. 1949)
  • Jun 4 Tom Longboat, marathon runner (d. 1949)
  • Jun 5 Ruth Benedict, American anthropologist (Patterns of Culture), born in NYC, New York (d. 1948)
  • Jun 7 William Walraven, Dutch journalist/writer (Indian Daily)
  • Jun 13 Bruno Frank, German-born writer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1945)
  • Jun 18 Blanche Yurka, actress (Taxi, Tale of 2 Cities), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Jun 20 Arnaut Colnot, painter/graphic artist
  • Jun 20 Kurt Schwitters, German/British dada-artist/poet (collages)
  • Jun 21 Norman L. Bowen, Canadian petrologist (d. 1956)
  • Jun 22 Albert PAA Besnard, Dutch poet/journalist (Uprising & Remorse)
  • Jun 22 Julian S Huxley, biologist/philosopher, Darwin's Bulldog, born in London, England
  • Jun 23 Ernst Rowohlt, German publisher (Rowohlt-Verlag)
  • Jun 23 John Finley Williamson, Canton Ohio, conductor (Westminster Choir)
  • Jun 25 George Abbott, Forestville NY, producer (Damn Yankees, Pajama Game)
  • Jun 26 Anthony G de Rothschild, Britain, philanthropist
  • Jun 28 Boleslav Vomacka, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 12 Gustav Weber, composer, dies at 41
  • Jun 21 Adolf Schimon, composer, dies at 67