What Happened in June 1891

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 French painter Paul Gauguin arrives in Papeete, Tahiti

Painter and Sculptor Paul Gauguin
Painter and Sculptor
Paul Gauguin
  • Jun 10 25th Belmont: Ed Garrison riding Foxford wins in 2:08.75
  • Jun 11 Puerto Rican flag adopted

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Jun 16 John Abbott becomes Canada's third prime minister

3rd Prime Minister of Canada John Abbott
3rd Prime Minister of Canada
John Abbott
  • Jun 27 5th U.S. Women's National Championship: Mabel Cahill beats Ellen Roosevelt (6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3)
  • Jun 29 US National Forest Service organized
  • Jun 29 Street railway in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, commences operation.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 2 Ernst Kunz, Swiss composer, born in Bern (d. 1980)
  • Jun 2 Thurman Arnold, American attorney and jurist (d. 1969)
  • Jun 4 Erno Rapee, American conductor and composer (Radio City Music Hall), born in Narva, Estonia (d. 1945)
  • Jun 6 Istvan Kardos, composer
  • Jun 6 Vladislac Vancura, writer
  • Jun 7 Athos Palma, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1951)
  • Jun 7 Koos [Jacobus J] Vorrink, Dutch politician (SDAP/AJC/PvdA)
  • Jun 9 Cole Porter, Indiana, composer/lyricist (Anything Goes, Kiss Me Kate)
  • Jun 10 Al Dubin, Swiss songwriter (Tiptoe Thru the Tulips)
  • Jun 13 Nell Craig, American actress (Calling Dr Kildare, Queen of Sheba), born in Princeton, New Jersey (d. 1965)
  • Jun 18 Hans Ruin, Finnish Swedish-language historian
  • Jun 18 Annie "Mae" Busch, Australian actress (Foolish Wives), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1946)
  • Jun 20 John A. Costello, second Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland (d. 1976)
  • Jun 21 Hermann Scherchen, conductor (Nature of Music), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Jun 21 Pier Luigi Nervi, Italian architect (Nuove Struttura)
  • Jun 22 Franz de Backer, Flemish writer (White Enemy)
  • Jun 22 Harry Seymour, NY, actor (Boy Meets Girl, Tenderfoot)
  • Jun 24 Irving Pichel, actor/director (Mme Butterfly, Oliver Twist), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 26 Heinrich Lemacher, composer
  • Jun 26 Sidney Coe Howard, American dramatist (Swords, Pulitzer 1925)
  • Jun 26 Vladislav Vancura, Czech physician/(stage)author/resistance fighter
  • Jun 28 Carl Panzram, American serial killer (d. 1930)
  • Jun 28 Esther Forbes, American writer (d. 1968)
  • Jun 28 Carl Spaatz, Boyertown, Pennsylvania, American Air Force general (d. 1974)
  • Jun 30 Man Mountain Dean, American professional wrestler (d. 1953)
  • Jun 30 Ed "Strangler" Lewis, American professional wrestler (d. 1966)

Famous Deaths


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Jun 6 John A. Macdonald, 1st Prime Minister of Canada (1867-73 and 1878-91), dies of a stroke at 76

Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald
Prime Minister of Canada
John A. Macdonald
  • Jun 14 Nicolo Gabrielli, composer, dies at 77
  • Jun 23 Francis Henry Brown, composer, dies at 73
  • Jun 23 George Parr, cricketer (Nottinghamshire & All-England), dies
  • Jun 23 Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist (b. 1804)
  • Jun 24 Ann Sheppard Mounsey, composer, dies at 80
  • Jun 28 Jose Inzenga y Castellanos, composer, dies at 63