What Happened on June 29, 1864

Historical Events

  • Canada's worst railway accident: Grand Trunk Railway train crashes onto a barge on the Richelieu River killing 100 people
  • 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, Kingdom of Württemberg (now Germany) (d. 1929)
  • Ashutosh Mukherjee, Bengali educator, jurist, barrister and mathematician described as the "Banglar Bagh" (Tiger of Bengal), born in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1924)
  • Pietro Bonfante, Italian lawyer (Roman law) and historian, born in Poggio Mirteto, Italy (d. 1932)
  • Wilbert Robinson, American Baseball HOF catcher (Philadelphia A's, Baltimore Orioles, St. Louis Cardinals) and manager (Baltimore Orioles, Brooklyn Robins), born in Bolton, Massachusetts (d. 1934)
Born in 1864

About June 29, 1864

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 3 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer