What Happened in June 1888

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 California gets its 1st seismograph
  • Jun 3 "Casey at the Bat" published (SF Examiner)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 5 US Democrats nominate Grover Cleveland for president

US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland
  • Jun 5 The Rio de la Plata Earthquake takes place.
  • Jun 9 22nd Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Sir Dixon wins in 2:40.25
  • Jun 13 US Congress creates Department of Labor

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 15 Wilhelm II becomes Emperor of Germany

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Jun 15 2nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Bertha Townsend beats Ellen Hansell (6-3, 6-5)
  • Jun 20 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Libertas

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jun 23 Frederick Douglass is 1st African-American nominated for US President

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jun 25 Republican Convention in Chicago nominates Benjamin Harrison

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison
23rd US President
Benjamin Harrison
  • Jun 29 First (known) recording of classical music made, Handel's Israel in Egypt on wax cylinder

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 3 Tom Brown, American musician (d. 1958)
  • Jun 5 Raden Mas Nato Suroto, Indonesia, poet (Melatiknoppen)
  • Jun 8 Poul Julius Ouscher Schierbeck, composer
  • Jun 9 Adrian Grigor'yevich Shaposhnikov, composer
  • Jun 9 Hugo Kauder, Austrian composer, born in Tovańćov (d. 1972)
  • Jun 10 Leo Weismantel, German writer (Der Reiter der Apocalypse)
  • Jun 11 Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian anarchist (d. 1927)
  • Jun 12 Zygmunt Janiszewski, Polish mathematician (d. 1920)
  • Jun 13 Fernando A Nogueira de Seabra Pessoa, Portuguese poet
  • Jun 13 Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet and writer, born in Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal (d. 1935)
  • Jun 15 Ramon Lopez Velarde, Mexican poet (La Sangre Devota)
  • Jun 16 Bobby Clark, vaudevillan (World's funniest circus clown)
  • Jun 16 Peter Stoner, American mathematician and astronomer (d. 1980)
  • Jun 17 Bernhard van den Sigtenhorst Meyer, composer
  • Jun 17 Heinz Guderian, German General (d. 1954)
  • Jun 18 Margarita Xirgu, Spanish stage actress (Bloody Wedding), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1969)
  • Jun 18 S S Van Dine, [William Huntingdon Wright], author (Canary Murder Case)
  • Jun 22 Harold Burton, U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1964)
  • Jun 23 Lee Moran, American actor (Circus Clown), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1961)
  • Jun 23 Bronson M. Cutting, American politician (d. 1935)
  • Jun 24 Gerrit T Rietveld, Dutch architect (Juliana Hall, Sonsbeek Pavilion)
  • Jun 26 Paul Niggli, Zofingen, Swiss Mineralogist (crystal structures)
  • Jun 27 Antoinette Perry, American theater director (d. 1946}
  • Jun 27 Lewis Bernstein Namier, English historian (d. 1960)
  • Jun 28 George Challenor, cricketer (pioneering West Indian batsman)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 3 Cark Reidel, German composer, dies at 60
  • Jun 12 Carel Vosmaer, art historian/poet/editor (Neth Spectator), dies at 62
  • Jun 15 Emperor Friedrich III of Germany (b. 1831)
  • Jun 20 Cesare Dominiceti, composer, dies at 66
  • Jun 20 Johannes H Zukertort, German chess player, dies at 45
  • Jun 23 Emil Naumann, composer, dies at 60