On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1881

Historical Events

  • Bell Phone opens 1st Dutch telephone exchange
  • Ridden by outstanding English jockey Fred Archer, Iroquois wins the Epsom Derby to become first American-owned and bred horse to take out a European classic race

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Kay Ogden, English writer and linguist (d. 1957)
1881 Highlights

About June 1, 1881

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 140 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini