June 1872 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 5 Republican National Convention meets (Philadelphia)
  • Jun 8 Congress endorses penny post card
  • Jun 14 Trade unions are legalised in Canada.
  • Jun 18 Woman's Suffrage Convention held at Merchantile Liberty Hall

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 6 Alexandra Fjodorovna Romanova, last Russian tsarina (1894-1918)
  • Jun 20 George Carpenter, the 5th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1948)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 27 Paul Laurence Dunbar, American poet and novelist (Oak & Ivory), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1906)


Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 17 Jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr (31) weds childhood friend Fanny Bowditch Dixwell


Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 1 James Gordon Bennett, Sr., American newspaper publisher (New York Herald), dies at 76

Founder of the New York Herald James Gordon Bennett
Founder of the New York Herald
James Gordon Bennett
  • Jun 4 Johan R Thorbecke, literature/liberal premier, dies
  • Jun 16 Norman MacLeod, Scottish clergyman (b. 1812)