On This Day

What Happened in June 1871

Historical Events

Historic Event

Jun 3 Jesse James & his gang robs Obocock Bank (Corydon Iowa), of $15,000

  • Jun 10 5th Belmont: W Miller aboard Harry Basset wins in 2:56
  • Jun 10 Sinmiyangyo: Captain McLane Tilton leads 109 Marines in naval attack on Han River forts on Kanghwa Island, Korea
  • Jun 13 Hurricane kills 300 in Labrador
  • Jun 15 Phoebe Couzins is 1st woman graduate of a US collegiate law school
  • Jun 16 Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of Mystic Shrine founded, NYC
  • Jun 16 The University Tests Act allows students to enter the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Durham without religious tests, except for courses in theology
  • Jun 20 Ku Klux Klan trials began in federal court in Oxford, Mississippi
  • Jun 30 Guatemala revolts for agrarian reforms

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 14 Theo Frenkel, Dutch actor (Footlights, Hague's Comedy), born in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1956)
  • Jun 14 Jacob Ellehammer, Danish watchmaker and inventor (powered flight), born in Bakkebølle, Denmark (d. 1946)

James Weldon Johnson

Jun 17 James Weldon Johnson, American Harlem Renaissance poet, lyricist ("Lift Every Voice And Sing"), civil rights activist, and leader of the NAACP, born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1938)

  • Jun 17 Nicolae Iorga, Romanian writer, literature historian and Prime Minister of Romania, born in Botoșani, Kingdom of Romania (d. 1940)
  • Jun 22 William McDougall, British psychologist and polymath (d. 1938)

Famous Weddings

Camille Pissarro

Jun 14 Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro (40) weds Julie Vellay in London

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 2 George Stevens, English jockey (record 5 Grand National wins), dies from fractured skull at 38
  • Jun 7 Thomas Jackson Rodman, American military inventor of the rodman gun and perforated-cake gunpowder, dies on duty at 54
  • Jun 8 Satank, Kiowa indian chief, shot to death

Anna Atkins

Jun 9 Anna Atkins, English botanist, photographer and the 1st person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images, dies of paralysis, rheumatism, and exhaustion at 72

  • Jun 17 Clement Vallandigham, American politician (Rep-D-Ohio, convicted of opposing civil war, exiled to Confederate States), dies after accidentally shooting himself at 50
  • Jun 18 George Grote, British historian (History of Greece), dies at 76