What Happened in June 1874

Historical Events

  • Jun 13 8th Belmont: G Barbee aboard Saxon wins in 2:39.5
  • Jun 20 1st US Lifesaving Medal awarded (Lucian Clemons)
  • Jun 22 Dr Andrew T Still, discovers the science of osteopathy
  • Jun 22 Game of lawn tennis introduced
  • Jun 28 Freedmen's Bank closes
  • Jun 29 Greek politician Charilaos Trikoupis publishes a manifesto in the Athens daily Kairoi entitled "Who's to Blame?" in which he lays out his complaints against King George. He is elected Prime Minister of Greece the next year.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 5 Jack Chesbro, baseball pitcher (NY Highlanders - won 41 in 1904), born in North Adams, Massachusetts (d. 1931)
  • Jun 7 Theodor Streicher, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1940)
  • Jun 11 Richard Stöhr, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1967)
  • Jun 12 Willem Landré, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1948)
  • Jun 13 Leopoldo Lugones, Argentina, writer
  • Jun 14 Edward Bowes, radio host (Major Bowes Amateur Hour)

Person of interestArthur Meighen

Jun 16 Arthur Meighen, 9th Prime Minister of Canada (C: 1920-21, 1926), born in Anderson, Ontario (d. 1960)

9th Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen
9th Prime Minister of Canada
Arthur Meighen
  • Jun 16 Mikhail Vladimirovich Ivanov-Boretsky, composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1936)
  • Jun 17 Grant Mitchell, American actor (The Man Who Came to Dinner), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1957)
  • Jun 19 Peder Oluf Pedersen, Danish engineer (d. 1941)
  • Jun 26 Albert Relf, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 13 Tests 1903-14), born in Burwash, East Sussex, England (d. 1937)
  • Jun 28 Oley Speaks, American composer (On the Road to Mandalay), born in Canal Winchester, Ohio (d. 1948)
  • Jun 29 Georg Göhler, German composer (Rückert), born in Zwickau, Germany (d. 1954)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 8 Cochise, Apache leader
  • Jun 21 Anders Jonas Ångström, Swedish physicist (Spectroscopy), dies at 59
  • Jun 22 Howard Staunton, English world chess champion, designer of chess pieces, dies at 84