On This Day

What Happened in June 1877

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Society of American Artists forms
  • Jun 1 US troops authorized to pursue bandits into Mexico
  • Jun 9 11th Belmont: C Holloway aboard Cloverbrook wins in 2:46

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 15 Henry Ossian Flipper becomes 1st African American to graduate from West Point Military Academy

Soldier and Former Slave Henry Ossian Flipper
Soldier and Former Slave
Henry Ossian Flipper
  • Jun 17 Indian Wars: Battle of White Bird Canyon - the Nez Perce defeat the US Cavalry at White Bird Canyon in the Idaho Territory
  • Jun 21 The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants, are hanged at the Schuylkill County and Carbon County, Pennsylvania prisons

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 3 Raoul Dufy, French Fauvist painter (Palm), born in Le Havre, France (d. 1953)
  • Jun 4 Heinrich Otto Wieland, German chemist (bile acids-Nobel 1927), born in Pforzheim, Baden, Germany (d. 1957)
  • Jun 5 Johan W Albarda, 1st Dutch socialist minister (1939-45)
  • Jun 7 Charles Glover Barkla, English physicist (1917 Nobel Prize for Physics for X-ray scattering), born in Widnes, England (d. 1944)
  • Jun 9 Rudolf Borchardt, writer
  • Jun 11 Renee Vivien, English-born poet, wrote in French, born in London (d. 1909)
  • Jun 12 Thomas C. Hart, U.S. admiral and commander (Pacific Fleet), born in Davison, Michigan (d. 1971)
  • Jun 14 Jane Bathori, French mezzo-soprano, born in Paris (d. 1970)
  • Jun 17 Russell Simpson, American actor (San Francisco, Abraham Lincoln), born in Danville, California (d. 1959)
  • Jun 18 James Montgomery Flagg, illustrator ("I want you" Uncle Sam)
  • Jun 19 Charles Coburn, American actor (Around the World in 80 Days, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1961)
  • Jun 23 Blair Fairchild, composer
  • Jun 23 Hermann Stephani, composer
  • Jun 24 Aleksei M Remizov, Russian writer (Iveren), born in Moscow (d. 1957)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 3 Frank Pocock, British explorer, drowned in the Congo while travelling with Stanley
  • Jun 3 Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, Austrian musicologist (b. 1800)
  • Jun 3 Sophie of Württemberg, Queen of Netherlands as wife of William III, dies at 58
  • Jun 6 Prairie Flower, daughter of Ponca & chief Standing Bear, dies
  • Jun 7 Winand Staring, Dutch geologist (Bottom of Netherlands), dies at 68
  • Jun 9 Hugh W. Mercer, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 68