What Happened in June 1882

Historical Events

  • Jun 2 Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza festival welcomed in Paris
  • Jun 5 Storm & floods hits Bombay; about 100,000 die
  • Jun 6 Cyclone in Arabian Sea (Bombay, India) drowns 100,000 (disputed event)
  • Jun 6 Electric iron patented by Henry W Seely, NYC
  • Jun 6 Ethiopia: Shewan forces of Menelik defeat the Gojjame army in the Battle of Embabo. The Shewans capture Negus Tekle Haymanot of Gojjam, their victory leads to a Shewan hegemony over the territories south of the Abay River.
  • Jun 8 16th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Forester wins in 2:43
  • Jun 10 Anti-colonization mass society of Alexandria Egypt kills 50 Europeans
  • Jun 16 17" hailstones weighing 1.75 lbs fall in Dubuque Iowa
  • Jun 17 Tornado kills 130 in Iowa
  • Jun 24 National League expels umpire Richard Higham from baseball for dishonesty after his links with gambling on games are confirmed

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 John Drinkwater, English poet/playwright (Abraham Lincoln)
  • Jun 4 Karl Valentin, Bavarian comedian and film producer, born in Munich (d. 1948)
  • Jun 9 Robert Kerr, Canadian sprinter (1909 Olympics), born in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland (d. 1963)
  • Jun 10 Neville Henderson, British diplomat and Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Nazi Germany (1937-39), born in Sedgwick, Sussex, England (d. 1942)
  • Jun 14 Ion Antonescu, Romanian soldier and authoritarian politician (1940-1944), born in Argeș County, Romania (d. 1946)
  • Jun 14 Michael Zadora, American pianist and composer, born in New York City (d. 1946)

Mohammad Mosaddegh

Jun 16 Mohammad Mosaddegh, Prime Minister of Iran (1951-53) who was overthrown in a coup d'état aided by the CIA and the British SIS, born in Tehran, Persia (d. 1967)

  • Jun 17 Adolf Friedrich VI, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, born in Neustrelitz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany (d. 1918)

Harold Gillies

Jun 17 Harold Gillies, New Zealand father of modern plastic surgery who pioneered skin graft techniques on injured soldiers in WWI, born in Dunedin, New Zealand (d. 1960) [1]

Igor Stravinsky

Jun 17 Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer (Le Sacre du Printemps - The Rite of Spring; The Firebird), born in Oranienbaum, Russia (d. 1971) [OS 5th June]

  • Jun 18 Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgaria premier (1946-49) [or 6/28]
  • Jun 21 Lluís Companys, Spanish politician, 123rd President of the Generalitat of Catalonia (1933-40), born in El Tarròs, Urgell, Catalonia, Spain (d. 1940)
  • Jun 21 Rockwell Kent, American artist, painter and illustrator (Canterbury Tales), born in Tarrytown, New York (d. 1971)
  • Jun 24 Athanase David, Canadian politician and businessman (d. 1953)
  • Jun 24 Carl Diem, German Olympic official (d. 1962)
  • Jun 27 Eduard Spranger, German psychologist and educator, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1963)

Famous Deaths

Giuseppe Garibaldi

Jun 2 Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian general and nationalist (Risorgimento) who helped unify Italy, dies at 74

  • Jun 3 Christian Wilberg, German painter, dies at 42
  • Jun 11 Louis Désiré Maigret, French Catholic prelate, dies at 77
  • Jun 24 Joseph Joachim Raff, German opera composer (Cavatine), dies at 60
  • Jun 25 François Jouffroy, French sculptor (b. 1806)
  • Jun 30 Alberto Henschel, German-Brazilian photographer and businessman, dies at 55

ExecutionCharles J. Guiteau

Jun 30 Charles J. Guiteau, American assassin of US President James A. Garfield, hanged at 40


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