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

Historic Event

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

  • 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, German writer, born in Königsberg, Germany (d. 1945)
  • 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, American illustrator ("I want you" Uncle Sam), born in Pelham, New York (d. 1960)
  • 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, American composer and diplomat, born in Belmont, Massachusetts (d. 1933)
  • Jun 23 Hermann Stephani, German organist, and musicologist, born in Grimma, German Empire (d. 1960)
  • 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 (Köchel catalogue of Mozart's works), dies of cancer at 77
  • Jun 3 Sophie of Württemberg, Queen of Netherlands as wife of William III, dies at 58
  • Jun 5 Prairie Flower, daughter of Ponca tribe Chief Standing Bear, dies during forced removal to Oklahoma Indian Reservation
  • 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