What Happened in June 1880

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 The first pay telephone service in the United States is installed in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Jun 1 US census is 50,155,783
  • Jun 7 War of the Pacific: The Battle of Arica, assault and capture of Morro de Arica (Arica Cape), that ended the Campaña del Desierto (Desert Campaign).

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Jun 8 Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky delivers an emotional speech at the unveiling of a monument to Pushkin in Moscow

  • Jun 10 Charlie Jones becomes 1st to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning
  • Jun 12 John Lee Richmond pitches 1st major league perfect game, Worcester 1, Cleveland's Forest City 0
  • Jun 14 14th Belmont: L Hughes aboard Grenada wins in 2:47
  • Jun 16 Salvation Army forms in London
  • Jun 17 John Ward, Providence, pitches perfect game vs Buffalo
  • Jun 24 First performance of "O Canada," the song that would become the national anthem of Canada, at the Congrès national des Canadiens-Français

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Jun 28 Australian bushranger Ned Kelly captured at Glenrowan.

Leader of the Kelly gang Ned Kelly
Leader of the Kelly gang
Ned Kelly
  • Jun 29 France annexes Otaheite (Tahiti)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 6 William T Cosgrave, president Irish Free state
  • Jun 10 Margit Kaffka, Hungarian writer (Colors and Years), born in Nagykároly (d. 1918)

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Jun 11 Jeannette Rankin, 1st woman elected to US Congress (R-Montana), born in Missoula, Montana (d. 1973)

1st Woman Elected to Congress Jeannette Rankin
1st Woman Elected to Congress
Jeannette Rankin
  • Jun 15 Mahlon Hamilton, American actor (Honky Tonk, High School Girl, Mississippi), born at Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1960)
  • Jun 17 Carl Van Vechten, American writer and photographer (Red, Nigger Heaven), (d. 1964)
  • Jun 19 Johann Sigurjonsson, Icelandic writer (Dr Rung)
  • Jun 21 Arnold Gesell, American psychologist and pediatrician (d. 1961)
  • Jun 21 Josiah Stamp, 1st Baron Stamp, British civil servant, industrialist, economist, statistician and banker (d. 1941)
  • Jun 26 Natalia, Princess Brassova (d. 1952)

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Jun 27 Helen Keller, American blind-deaf author and lecturer, born in Tuscumbia, Alabama (d. 1968)

Author Helen Keller
Helen Keller
  • Jun 29 Ludwig Beck, chef Germany general staff ("July 20th plot")

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 4 Eugen Adam, painter, dies
  • Jun 5 Jacobus J Cremer, painter/author (Betuwsche Novellen), dies at 52
  • Jun 16 James Southerton, cricketer (appeared in England's 1st 2 Tests), dies
  • Jun 18 John Sutter, US colonist (gold discovered on his land), dies at 77
  • Jun 28 Texas Jack Omohundro, American frontier scout, actor, and cowboy, dies at 33
  • Jun 29 George W Vreede, lawyer/politician, dies