What Happened in June 1892

Historical Events

  • Jun 4 Oil City & Titusville Penn, destroyed by oil tank explosion; 130 die
  • Jun 4 Sierra Club forms in SF
  • Jun 6 Chicago South Side Elevated Railroad opens (1st 3.6 miles)
  • Jun 7 John J Doyle of Clev Spiders is 1st to pinch hit in a baseball game
  • Jun 7 Republican convention in Minneapolis begins
  • Jun 8 Homer A Plessy refuses to go to segregated RR car (Plessy v Ferguson)
  • Jun 9 26th Belmont: W Hayward aboard Patron wins in 2:12
  • Jun 10 Wilbert Robinson sets record by going 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game
  • Jun 11 The Limelight Department, one of the world's first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Jun 12 Netherlands Society for Currency & Coin collecting forms
  • Jun 18 Macadamia nuts 1st planted in Hawaii
  • Jun 25 6th U.S. Women's National Championship: Mabel Cahill beats Elisabeth Moore (5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2)
  • Jun 28 Phillies tie club record of 16 straight victories

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Amanullah, emir/king of Afghanistan (1919-28)
  • Jun 1 Samuel L M Barlow, composer
  • Jun 5 Alexander Loudon, diplomat (Washington)
  • Jun 6 Donald F. Duncan Sr., American entrepreneur (d. 1971)
  • Jun 11 Edward B B Shanks, British poet/critic
  • Jun 12 John Donald Robb, composer
  • Jun 12 Djuna Barnes, American author (d. 1982)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 13 Basil Rathbone, South African born British actor (Sherlock Holmes), born in Johannesburg (d. 1967)

  • Jun 16 Lupino Lane, English actor (Love Parade), born in London (d. 1959)
  • Jun 18 Edward Steuermann, composer
  • Jun 20 Sergei Tretyakov, Russian constructivist writer, playwright and special correspondent for Pravda, born in KuldÄ«ga, Latvia (d. 1937)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 21 Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologian (Nature & Destiny of Man), born in Wright City, Missouri (d. 1971)

Theologian, Ethicist, Magazine Editor Reinhold Niebuhr
Theologian, Ethicist, Magazine Editor
Reinhold Niebuhr
  • Jun 22 Robert Ritter von Greim, German field marshal (d. 1945)
  • Jun 22 N. Howell Furman, American Chemist whose work on separating uranium contributed to the development of the atomic bomb
  • Jun 23 Able Kiviat, US, runner (Olympic-gold-1912)
  • Jun 23 Edmund Cobb, western actor (Comanche Territory), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Jun 23 Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Polish/US pianist
  • Jun 26 Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, China, author (Good Earth-Nobel 1938)
  • Jun 27 Paul Colin, French poster designer (d. 1985)
  • Jun 28 Edward H Carr, England, historian (History of Soviet Russia)
  • Jun 30 Laszlo Lajtha, composer
  • Jun 30 Pierre Blanchar, Philippeville Algeria, actor (Magnificent Sinner)
  • Jun 30 Oswald Pohl, German Nazi leader (d. 1951)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 9 Friedrich Wilhelm Langhans, composer, dies at 59
  • Jun 9 Taiso Yoshitoshi, Woodblock print artist
  • Jun 9 William Grant Stairs, Canadian explorer (b. 1863)
  • Jun 16 Victor Tesch, Belgian lawyer/min of Justice, dies at 80
  • Jun 22 Pierre Ossian Bonnet, French mathematician (b. 1819)
  • Jun 28 Alexandros Rhizos Rhankaves, Greek poet and statesman (b. 1810)