What Happened in June 1885

Historical Events

  • Jun 6 19th Belmont: Paul Duffy aboard Tyrant wins in 2:43
  • Jun 6 Opera "Lakmé" is produced (Paris)
  • Jun 12 Roof collapse kills 30 at murder trial in France
  • Jun 17 Statue of Liberty arrives in NYC aboard French ship `Isere'
  • Jun 24 British government of Salisbury forms
  • Jun 24 Samuel David Ferguson becomes 1st US black bishop

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 5 Georges Mandel [Louis Rothschild], French politician and resistance leader, born in Chatou, Yvelines (d. 1944)
  • Jun 7 Percy Brier, Australian composer, born in North Pine, Queensland (d. 1970)
  • Jun 8 Karl Genzken, Nazi physician, Chief of the Medical Office of the Waffen-SS, born in Preetz, German Empire (d. 1957)
  • Jun 12 Werner Erich Josten, German composer (Jungle), born in Elberfeld, Germany (d. 1963)
  • Jun 19 Stevan Hristic, composer
  • Jun 20 Andrzej Gawroński, Polish scholar (d. 1927)
  • Jun 22 Milan Vidmar, Slovenian engineer and chess player (d. 1962)
  • Jun 26 Anna Maria Franciska van Wageningen-Salomons, Dutch author (Girl Student), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1980)
  • Jun 27 Artúr Harmat, Hungarian composer, born in Bojná, Hungary (d. 1962)
  • Jun 28 Berthold Viertel, Austrian screenwriter, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1953)
  • Jun 28 Giuseppe Mulè, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1951)
  • Jun 29 André Gailhard, French classical music composer, born in Paris (d. 1966)
  • Jun 29 Virginia Pope, American fashion editor (New York Times), born in Chicago (d. 1978)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 24 28th US President Woodrow Wilson (28) weds Presbyterian minister's daughter Ellen Louise Axson (25) in Savannah, Georgia

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 5 Julius Benedict, composer (Protoghesi), dies at 80
  • Jun 8 Ignace Bourget, Bishop of Montreal (b. 1799)
  • Jun 16 Wilhelm Camphausen, German painter (b. 1818)
  • Jun 17 Gen Edwin H K Freiherr von Manteuffel, mayor (Elzas-Lothar'n), dies
  • Jun 22 Mahdi, [Muhammad Ahmed], Sudanese music reviewer, dies