Historical Events in June 1876

  • Jun 2 Hristo Botev, a Bulgarian poet and national revolutionary, is killed in Stara Planina
  • Jun 3 Lacrosse introduced in Britain & Canada
  • Jun 4 An express train called the Transcontinental Express arrives in San Francisco, California, via the First Transcontinental Railroad only 83 hours and 39 minutes after having left New York City.
  • Jun 5 Bananas become popular in US, at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia
  • Jun 10 10th Belmont: William Donohue aboard Algerine wins in 2:40.5

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Jun 11 Republicans pick Rutherford B. Hayes as US presidental candidate

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes
  • Jun 14 1st player to hit for cycle (George Hall, Philadelphia Athletics)
  • Jun 14 California Street Cable Car Railroad Co gets its franchise
  • Jun 15 Sara Spencer (R) is 1st woman to address a US presidential convention
  • Jun 15 Tsunamis after earthquake floods NE coast of Japan, kills 28,000
  • Jun 17 1st to hit 2 HRs; & score 5 runs in 9 inn NL game (George Hall, A's)
  • Jun 17 Battle of Rosebud/Battle Where Girl Saved Her Brother

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Jun 25 Battle of the Little Bighorn: 7th Cavalry under Lieutenant Colonel (sometime Brevet Major General) George Armstrong Custer wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne, Custer killed

  • Jun 27 1st NLer to get 6 hits in 9 inn game (Dave Force, Philadelphia Athletics)
  • Jun 27 Democratic Party elects Samuel Tilden as US presidential candidate
  • Jun 30 Serbia declares war on Turkey