On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1879

Historical Events

Anglo-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.

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Napoléon 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? 142 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini