On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1872

Historical Events

  • 6th Belmont: James Roe aboard Joe Daniels wins in 2:58.25

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJames Gordon Bennett

James Gordon Bennett, Sr., American newspaper publisher (New York Herald), dies at 76

Founder of the New York Herald James Gordon Bennett
Founder of the New York Herald
James Gordon Bennett

1872 Highlights

About June 1, 1872

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 148 years, 2 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Gemini