On This Day

Famous People Born in June 1850

  • Jun 5 Pat Garrett, American Western lawman, born in Chambers County, Alabama (d. 1908)
  • Jun 6 Karl Ferdinand Braun, German inventor, co-developed wireless telegraphy (Nobel 1909), born in Fulda, Electorate of Hessen, Germany (d. 1918)
  • Jun 18 Richard Heuberger, Austrian composer, critic and teacher, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1914)
  • Jun 19 David Jayne Hill, American diplomat and author, born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 1932)

Person of interestHoratio Kitchener

Jun 24 Horatio Kitchener, British General who commanded British forces during the Battle of Omdurman (Sudan) and the Second Boer War who became British Secretary of State for War during WWI (1914-16), born in Ballylongford, County Kerry, Ireland (d. 1916)

General and Secretary of War Horatio Kitchener
General and Secretary of War
Horatio Kitchener
  • Jun 27 Ivan Vazov, Bulgarian poet, novelist and playwright (Under the Yoke), born in Sopot, Bulgaria (d. 1921)
  • Jun 27 Jacob Adolf Hägg, Swedish composer, born in Östergarn, Sweden (d. 1928)
  • Jun 27 Lafcadio Hearn, American author (Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan), born in Leucas, Greece (d. 1904)
  • Jun 27 Jørgen Pedersen Gram, Danish mathematician (Gram–Schmidt process), born in Duchy of Schleswig, Denmark (d. 1919)
  • Jun 29 Joseph Paul Skelly, Irish-American composer (I Should Say So!), born in Ireland (d. 1895)