On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1879

Historical Events


Declaration of WarAnglo-Zulu War

Napoleon Eugene, the last dynastic Bonaparte, is killed serving with British forces in the Anglo-Zulu War. He is buried in Farnborough, Hampshire.

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Napoleon, Prince Imperial, head of the House of Bonaparte, is killed during the Anglo-Zulu War
Napoleon, Prince Imperial, head of the House of Bonaparte, is killed during the Anglo-Zulu War
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Famous Birthdays

  • Max Emmerich, American athlete and gymnast (Olympic gold, triathlon 1904), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1956)

Famous Deaths

  • NapolĂ©on IV, Prince Imperial, Head of the House of Bonaparte (1873-79), killed in action during the Anglo-Zulu war at 23
1879 Highlights

About June 1, 1879

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 141 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini