June 1876 in History

Events in History

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

BattleBattle of Interest

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

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 11 Alfred L Kroeber, Hoboken NJ, author (Anthropologist looks at History)
  • Jun 13 William Sealey Gosset, English chemist, statistician (d. 1937)
  • Jun 21 Willem H Keesom, physicist (helium vast)
  • Jun 22 Gwen (Gwendolen) John, Haverfordwest, Wales, Welsh painter
  • Jun 29 Nellie Taylor Ross, 1st woman to serve as a gov (Wyoming, 1925-27)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 1 Christo Botew, writer, dies
  • Jun 7 George Sand, writer, dies at 71
  • Jun 8 George Sand, French author (Indiana, Consuelo), dies at 71
  • Jun 17 Harriet Scott, American ex-slave, who with husband Dred Scott unsuccessfully sued for their freedom
  • Jun 21 Antonio L√≥pez de Santa Anna, President of Mexico who dominated Mexican history in the first half of the 19th century, dies at 79
  • Jun 25 Boston Custer, brother of George Custer, dies at Little Bighorn

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 25 George Armstrong Custer, US General, dies at the Battle of Little Bighorn aged 36

  • Jun 25 Lame White Man, Cheyenne, dies at Little Bighorn
  • Jun 25 Myles Keogh, US officer, dies at Little Bighorn
  • Jun 25 Thomas W Custer, brother of George Custer, dies at Little Bighorn
  • Jun 27 Christian G Ehrenberg, German zoologist (micro-organisms), dies at 81