Historical Events in June 1881

  • Jun 1 Bell Phone opens 1st Dutch telephone exchange
  • Jun 2 Haarlem-Zandvoort Railway opens
  • Jun 7 15th Belmont: T Costello aboard Saunterer wins in 2:47
  • Jun 12 The USS Jeannette, under the command of George Washington De Long, is crushed by Arctic ice after 21 months of ice-bound drifting
  • Jun 13 The USS Jeannette, under the command of George Washington De Long, sinks in the Arctic circle following 21 months of drifting after becoming trapped in the ice
  • Jun 14 Player piano patented by John McTammany Jr (Cambridge, Mass)
  • Jun 16 Austria-Hungary & Serbia sign military treaty
  • Jun 19 Muhammad Ahmad becomes Mahdi of Sudan
  • Jun 24 200 drown as train runs off bridge near Cuautla, Mexico
  • Jun 29 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Diuturnum illud
  • Jun 30 Henry Highland Garnet named minister to Liberia