What Happened in June 1889

Historical Events

  • Jun 3 The Canadian Pacific Railway is completed from coast to coast.
  • Jun 6 Great Fire in Seattle destroys 25 downtown blocks
  • Jun 8 Cable Cars begin service in LA
  • Jun 8 Start of Sherlock Holmes Adventure "Boscombe Valley Mystery" (BG)
  • Jun 12 88 people are killed in the Armagh rail disaster, Ireland.
  • Jun 13 2' of snow accumulates in Rawlins, Wyoming
  • Jun 13 23rd Belmont: W Hayward aboard Eric wins in 2:47.25
  • Jun 15 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Stockbroker's Clerk" (BG)
  • Jun 15 3rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Bertha Townsend beats Lida Voorhees (7-5, 6-2)
  • Jun 19 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Man with the Twisted Lip"
  • Jun 22 Louisville Colonels set ML baseball record with 26th consecutive loss

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 8 Joseph L Hromadka, Czech theologist (Lenin prize 1957)
  • Jun 10 Cliff Clark, actor (Kid Glove Killer, Golden Hoofs, Vigilante Hideout)
  • Jun 11 Wesley Ruggles, actor/producer/director (Keystone Kops)
  • Jun 14 Victor van Straelen, Flemish biologist/palaeontologist
  • Jun 18 Paul Joostens, Flemish painter
  • Jun 19 Enrico Celio, president (Switzerland)
  • Jun 20 John S. Paraskevopoulos, Greek-South African astronomer (d. 1951)
  • Jun 21 Ralph Craig, American athlete (d. 1972)
  • Jun 23 Anna Akhmatova, Russian poet, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1966)
  • Jun 25 Ethel Glenn Hier, American composer, born in Madisonville, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • Jun 25 Margriet M C Baers, Flemish philosopher
  • Jun 27 Alfred Courtens, Belgian sculptor
  • Jun 27 Moroni Olsen, American actor (Annie Oakley, Black Gold, Snow White), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1954)
  • Jun 28 Frank Mayo, silent screen actor (Burning Gold, Hell's Headquarters)
  • Jun 29 Willie MacFarlane, Scottish golfer (d. 1961)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 1 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (21) weds socialite Catherine Tobin


Famous Deaths

  • Jun 8 Gerard Manley Hopkins, poet, dies at 54
  • Jun 15 Mihail Eminesco, Romanian poet (Luceafarul), dies at 39
  • Jun 18 Jacques Damala, Greek military officer and actor (b. 1855)
  • Jun 27 Carlotta Patti, Italian soprano, dies
  • Jun 27 Whitney Eugene Thayer, composer, dies at 50
  • Jun 28 Maria Mitchell, 1st US woman astronomer (Vassar), dies at 70
  • Jun 30 Eugenio Terziani, composer, dies at 64