June 1889 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 3 The Canadian Pacific Railway is completed from coast to coast.
  • Jun 6 Great Fire in Seattle destroys 25 downtown blocks
  • Jun 8 Cable Cars begin service in LA
  • Jun 8 Start of Sherlock Holmes Adventure "Boscombe Valley Mystery" (BG)
  • Jun 12 88 people are killed in the Armagh rail disaster, Ireland.
  • Jun 13 2' of snow accumulates in Rawlins, Wyoming
  • Jun 15 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Stockbroker's Clerk" (BG)
  • Jun 19 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Man with the Twisted Lip"

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 8 Joseph L Hromadka, Czech theologist (Lenin prize 1957)
  • Jun 14 Victor van Straelen, Flemish biologist/palaeontologist
  • Jun 18 Paul Joostens, Flemish painter
  • Jun 19 Enrico Celio, president (Switzerland)
  • Jun 20 John S. Paraskevopoulos, Greek-South African astronomer, born in Piraeus, Greece (d. 1951)
  • Jun 23 Anna Akhmatova, Russian poet, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1966)
  • Jun 25 Margriet M C Baers, Flemish philosopher
  • Jun 27 Alfred Courtens, Belgian sculptor

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 1 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (21) weds socialite Catherine Tobin


Deaths in History

  • Jun 8 Gerard Manley Hopkins, English poet (Windhover), dies at 54
  • Jun 15 Mihail Eminesco, Romanian poet (Luceafarul), dies at 39
  • Jun 28 Maria Mitchell, 1st US woman astronomer (Vassar), dies at 70