June 1884 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 3 John Lynch (R-MS) chosen 1st black major-party national convention chair
  • Jun 5 William Sherman refuses Republican presidential nomination saying "I will not accept if nominated & will not serve if elected"
  • Jun 16 1st roller coaster used (Coney Island NY)
  • Jun 24 John Lynch is 1st black elected chairman of Republican convention

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 5 Ivy Compton-Burnett, novelist
  • Jun 7 Julius P. Hoste, Belgium minister/daily newspaper publisher (Last News)
  • Jun 13 Anton Drexler, founder of the German Worker's Party (d. 1942)
  • Jun 13 Gerald Gardner, British occultist (d. 1964)
  • Jun 13 Etienne Gilson, French philosopher (d. 1978)
  • Jun 17 Christina C Bakker-van Bosse, feminist/pacifist
  • Jun 18 Edouard Daladier, premier France (1933..40)
  • Jun 19 Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, French Dadaist artist and writer (d. 1974)
  • Jun 21 Claude "Auk" Auchinleck, British fieldmarshal North-Africa
  • Jun 25 Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, German art promoter (d. 1979)
  • Jun 27 Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher (La psychanalyse du feu)
  • Jun 28 Lamina Sankoh, early Sierra Leonean nationalist (d. 1964)
  • Jun 30 Georges Duhamel, French author (d. 1966)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 18 Juan B Alberdi, [Figarillo], Argentine writer (Crime of War), dies at 74
  • Jun 21 Alexander, prince/last male descendent of Johan W Friso, dies