On This Day

What Happened in June 1887

Historical Events

Historic Event

Jun 4 Pasteur Institute founded by French biologist Louis Pasteur in Paris

  • Jun 7 Monotype type-casting machine patented by Tolbert Lanston, Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 8 Herman Hollerith receives a patent for his punch card calculator
  • Jun 9 21st Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Hanover wins in 2:43.5
  • Jun 15 Carlisle D Graham survives 2nd ride in Niagara waterfall in barrel
  • Jun 15 NY Giants beat Philadelphia Phillies 29-1
  • Jun 15 Stanley's expedition reaches Yambuya waterfalls Congo
  • Jun 18 The Reinsurance Treaty between Germany and Russia is signed

Historic Event

Jun 21 Britain celebrates golden jubilee of Queen Victoria

  • Jun 28 Phillies most lopsided shut-out beating Indianapolis 24-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Clive Brook, British actor and director (List of Adrian Messenger), born in London, England (d. 1974)
  • Jun 2 Howard Johnson, American songwriter (d. 1941)
  • Jun 3 Emil Axman, Czech composer, born in Rataje (d. 1949)
  • Jun 4 Tom Longboat, Canadian athlete (Boston Marathon 1907 record time 2:24:24), born in Six Nations Reserve Brantford, Ontario (d. 1949)
  • Jun 5 Ruth Benedict, American anthropologist (Patterns of Culture), born in NYC, New York (d. 1948)
  • Jun 7 William Walraven, Dutch journalist and writer (Indian Daily) (d. 1943)
  • Jun 13 Bruno Frank, German-born writer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1945)
  • Jun 18 Blanche Yurka, American actress (Taxi, A Tale of Two Cities), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1974)
  • Jun 20 Kurt Schwitters, German-British dada-artist and poet (collages), born in Hanover (d. 1948)
  • Jun 20 Floyd Collins, American cave owner and caver (died in Sand Cave rescue), born in Logan County, Kentucky (d. 1925) [1]
  • Jun 21 Norman L. Bowen, Canadian petrologist, born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada (d. 1956)
  • Jun 22 Julian S. Huxley, English biologist/philosopher, Darwin's Bulldog, born in London, England (d. 1975)
  • Jun 23 Ernst Rowohlt, German publisher (Rowohlt-Verlag)
  • Jun 23 John Finley Williamson, conductor (Westminster Choir), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Jun 25 George Abbott, American theater producer and film director (Damn Yankees; Pajama Game), born in Forestville, New York (d. 1995)
  • Jun 26 Anthony Gustav de Rothschild, British philanthropist, born in London (d. 1961)
  • Jun 28 Boleslav Vomáček, Czech composer, born in Mladá Boleslav Austria-Hungary (d. 1965)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 4 William A. Wheeler, American politician (19th Vice President of the United States), dies at 67
  • Jun 12 Gustav Weber, Swiss organist, choral dierctor, and composer, dies at 41
  • Jun 21 Adolf Schimon, Austrian German composer, dies at 67