What Happened in June 1888

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 California gets its 1st seismograph
  • Jun 3 Baseball poem "Casey at the Bat" 1st published by the San Francisco Examiner
  • Jun 5 Unusual Rio de la Plata Earthquake measures magnitude 5.5

Historic Event

Jun 5 US Democrats nominate Grover Cleveland for president

  • Jun 9 22nd Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Sir Dixon wins in 2:40.25
  • Jun 13 US Congress creates Department of Labor
  • Jun 15 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Bertha Townsend beats defending champion Ellen Hansell 6-3, 6-5

Historic Event

Jun 15 Wilhelm II becomes Emperor of Germany

Catholic Encyclical

Jun 20 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Libertas

Presidential Convention

Jun 23 Frederick Douglass is 1st African-American to be nominated for US Vice President

Presidential Convention

Jun 25 Republican Convention in Chicago nominates Benjamin Harrison

  • Jun 29 First (known) recording of classical music made, Handel's "Israel in Egypt" on wax cylinder

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 3 Tom Brown, American dixieland jazz trombonist, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1958)
  • Jun 5 Raden Mas Noto Soeroto, Javanese poet (Melatiknoppen), born in Yogyakarta, Indonesia (d. 1951)

Clarence DeMar

Jun 7 Clarence DeMar [Mr. DeMarathon], American marathon runner and 7-time winner of the Boston Marathon, born in Madeira, Ohio (d. 1958)

  • Jun 8 Poul Schierbeck, Danish organist and composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1949)
  • Jun 9 Adrian Shaposhnikov, Russian composer, born in St Peterberg (d. 1967)
  • Jun 9 Hugo Kauder, Austrian composer, born in Tovańćov (d. 1972)
  • Jun 10 Leo Weismantel, German writer (Der Reiter der Apocalypse), born in Obersinn, Germany (d. 1964)
  • Jun 11 Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian anarchist (Sacco and Vanzetti Trial), born in Villafalletto, Italy (d. 1927)
  • Jun 12 Zygmunt Janiszewski, Polish mathematician, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1920)
  • Jun 13 Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet and writer (The Book of Disquiet), born in Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal (d. 1935)
  • Jun 15 Ramon Lopez Velarde, Mexican poet (La Sangre Devota)
  • Jun 16 Bobby Clark, American vaudevillian, clown and actor (in comedy act with Paul McCullough), born in Springfield, Ohio (d. 1960)
  • Jun 16 Peter Stoner, American mathematician and astronomer (d. 1980)
  • Jun 17 Bernhard van den Sigtenhorst Meyer, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1953)
  • Jun 17 Heinz Guderian, German general during WWII, born in Kulm, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire (d. 1954)
  • Jun 18 Margarita Xirgu, Catalan stage actress, director and political radical (Bloody Wedding, Mariana Pineda), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1969)
  • Jun 22 Harold Burton, U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1964)
  • Jun 23 Bronson M. Cutting, American politician (d. 1935)
  • Jun 23 Lee Moran, American actor (Circus Clown), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1961)
  • Jun 24 Gerrit T. Rietveld, Dutch architect (Juliana Hall, Sonsbeek Pavilion)
  • Jun 26 Paul Niggli, Swiss mineralogist (crystal structures), born in Zonfingen, Switzerland (d. 1953)
  • Jun 27 Antoinette Perry, American actress and theater director, born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1946)
  • Jun 27 Lewis Bernstein Namier, English historian, born in Wola Okrzejska, Poland (d. 1960)
  • Jun 28 George Challenor, West Indian cricketer (pioneering West Indian batsman), born in St. Michael, Barbados (d. 1947)
  • Jun 29 Joseph "Squizzy" Taylor, Australian gangster, born in Brighton, Victoria (d. 1927

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 3 Cark Reidel, German composer, dies at 60
  • Jun 12 Carel Vosmaer, art historian/poet/editor (Neth Spectator), dies at 62
  • Jun 15 Frederick III, German Emperor (1888), dies of cancer at 56
  • Jun 20 Cesare Dominiceti, Italian composer, dies at 66
  • Jun 20 Johannes Zukertort, German chess player, dies at 45
  • Jun 23 Emil Naumann, German composer, dies at 60