What Happened in June 1873

Historical Events

  • Jun 2 Construction begins on Clay St (San Francisco) for world's 1st cable railroad
  • Jun 4 1st contract workers of British-Indies Co arrive in Suriname
  • Jun 5 Sultan Bargash bin Said under British pressure closes the infamous slave market of Zanzibar in modern day Tanzania
  • Jun 7 7th Belmont: James Roe aboard Springbok wins in 3:01.75
  • Jun 9 Alexandra Palace burnt down, after being open for only 16 days

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Jun 12 John William Strutt [Lord Raleigh] becomes President of the Royal Society (UK)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate John William Strutt
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
John William Strutt
  • Jun 16 US President Ullyses Grant decrees Wallowa Valley for Nez-Perce indians

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Jun 18 Susan B. Anthony fined $100 for voting for US President

Suffragette Susan B. Anthony
Suffragette
Susan B. Anthony

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 3 Otto Loewi, Frankfurt am Main Germany, physician (Nobel-1936)
  • Jun 7 Landon Ronald, British composer, pianist and teacher (Guildhall School of Music), born in Kensington, London (d. 1938)
  • Jun 21 H. M. Tomlinson, British writer (Sea & Jungle), born in London (d. 1958)
  • Jun 24 Thomas Carl Whitmer, composer
  • Jun 28 Alexis Carrel, French surgeon, sociologist and biologist (Nobel 1912), born in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, France (d. 1944)
  • Jun 29 Leo Frobenius, German ethnologist and archaeologist (African cultures), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1938)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Joseph Howe, Canadian politician (b. 1804)
  • Jun 2 Francois Hainl, composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 13 Angelo Mariani, Italian composer, dies at 51
  • Jun 14 Friedrich von Raumer, German historian/parliamentarian, dies at 92
  • Jun 27 Hiram Powers, American sculptor (Greek Slave), dies at 67
  • Jun 29 Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Bengali poet (b. 1824)