What Happened in June 1893

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Opera "Falstaff" is produced (Berlin)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 7 Gandhi's first act of civil disobedience.

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Jun 10 27th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Commanche wins in 1:53.25
  • Jun 16 RW Rueckheim invents Cracker Jack

MurderMurder of Interest

Jun 20 Lizzie Borden acquitted of the 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts

Acquitted Murderer Lizzie Borden
Acquitted Murderer
Lizzie Borden
  • Jun 21 1st Ferris wheel premieres (Chicago's Columbian Exposition)
  • Jun 22 British fleet under Vice Admiral George Tryon leaves Beirut
  • Jun 23 7th U.S. Women's National Championship: Aline Terry beats Augusta Schultz (6-1, 6-3)
  • Jun 27 Great stock crash on NY stock exchange
  • Jun 30 Excelsior diamond (blue-white 995 carats) discovered

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 4 Armand Calinescu, premier of Romania
  • Jun 4 Daan Boens, Flemish poet (Man who sold his Wife)
  • Jun 6 Ludovic Feldman, composer
  • Jun 9 Samuel N Behrman, US screenwriter (Tale of 2 Cities, Daddy Long Legs)
  • Jun 9 Irish Meusel, American baseball player (d. 1963)
  • Jun 10 Franz Andre, Belgian conductor
  • Jun 12 Kommer Kleijn, Dutch actor/radio play director (Paul Vlaanderen)
  • Jun 13 Dorothy Leigh Sayers, English novelist (9 Taylors)
  • Jun 14 Siggie Nordstrom, Swedish singer (The Nordstrom Sisters) (d. 1980)
  • Jun 15 Jacob HA van Coeverden, boer/edelman
  • Jun 19 Adriaan F Dussenbroek, Dutch family dr/co-founder (Union National Arubano)
  • Jun 21 Alois Hába, Czech composer (d. 1973)
  • Jun 22 Osvald Chlubna, composer
  • Jun 23 Donald McBride, American actor (Mr Clyde-My Friend Irma), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 24 Roy O. Disney, co-founder of the Walt Disney Company and brother of Walt (d. 1971)
  • Jun 25 Charlotte Greenwood, actress (Oklahoma, Moon over Miami), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 26 "Big Bill" Broonzy, Miss, blues singer/guitarist (Blues by Broonzy)
  • Jun 28 Luciano Gallet, composer
  • Jun 28 Nils Bjorkander, composer
  • Jun 29 Antoon Schweigmann, Dutch religious poet/resistance fighter
  • Jun 29 Aarre Merikanto, Finnish composer (12-tones music)
  • Jun 30 Harold/Joseph Laski, English economist/Labour leader (1945-..)
  • Jun 30 Walter Ulbricht, president German DR

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 5 Mary Ann Shadd [Cary], American/Canadian Publisher and anti-slavery campaigner (1st African American Publisher), dies at 69
  • Jun 7 Johann Schrammel, composer, dies at 43
  • Jun 10 Elek Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, dies at 49
  • Jun 15 Ferenc Erkel, Hungarian composer (Himnusz), dies at 82
  • Jun 21 Leland Stanford, American business tycoon and founder of Stanford University
  • Jun 23 Sir Theophilus Shepstone, British-born South African statesman (b. 1817)