What Happened on June 29, 1864

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Grand Trunk Railway accident; 100 killed
  • Samuel Crowther, bishop of Niger, becomes the first Black bishop of the Church of England

Famous Birthdays

  • Anton Beer-Walbrun, German composer, born in Kohlberg, Germany (d. 1929)
  • Pietro Bonfante, Italian lawyer (Roman law) and historian, born in Poggio Mirteto, Italy (d. 1932)
  • Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee, prolific Bengali educator, jurist, barrister and mathematician described as the "Banglar Bagh" (Tiger of Bengal), born in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1924)