Historical Events in June 1886

  • Jun 1 The railroads of the Southern United States convert 11,000 miles of track from a five foot rail gauge to standard gauge, beginning May 31.

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Jun 2 Grover Cleveland is 1st to wed during presidency (Frances Folsom)

US President Grover Cleveland
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  • Jun 3 24 Christians burn to death in Namgongo, Uganda
  • Jun 5 20th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Inspector B wins in 2:41
  • Jun 8 First Home Rule Bill for Ireland defeated by 343 votes to 313 in the British House of Common
  • Jun 10 Eruption of Tarawera volcano destroys famous pink & white calcium carbonate hot-spring terraces (North Island, New Zealand)
  • Jun 13 Fire destroys nearly 1,000 buildings in Vancouver, BC
  • Jun 13 King Ludwig II of Bavaria found dead in Lake Starnberg south of Munich at 11:30 PM at 40. Builder of palace of Neuschwanstein and patron of Wagner