What Happened in June 1890

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 US census at 62,622,250
  • Jun 6 United States Polo Association forms, NYC
  • Jun 9 Opera "Robin Hood" premieres in Chicago
  • Jun 10 24th Belmont: Pike Barnes riding Burlington wins in 2:07.75
  • Jun 13 Eagle Avenue in the Bronx is cut out and named
  • Jun 13 4th U.S. Women's National Championship: Ellen Roosevelt beats Bertha Townsend (6-2, 6-2)
  • Jun 23 In an effort to solve the "Uitlander" grievances regarding voting rights, President of Transvaal Paul Kruger institutes a Second Volksraad, responsible for controlling local matters

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 27 Cecil Rhodes' colonists attack Motlousi in Matabeleland

British Businessman and Imperialist Politician Cecil Rhodes
British Businessman and Imperialist Politician
Cecil Rhodes
  • Jun 27 George Dixon becomes 1st black boxing champ (Bantam weight)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Frank Morgan [Francis P Wupperman], US actor (The Wizard of Oz), born in NYC, New York (d. 1949)
  • Jun 6 Dorothy Heyward, American playwright (Porgy), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 6 Ted Lewis [Theodore Leopold Friedman], American entertainer, bandleader and musician (Is Everybody Happy?), born in Circleville, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • Jun 9 Leslie Banks, English actor and director (Jamaica Inn, 48 Hours)
  • Jun 10 Paul J M Lindemans, Flemish agricultural engineer/author
  • Jun 10 Powell Weaver, composer
  • Jun 10 Sessue Hayakawa, Japanese actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Hell to Eternity)
  • Jun 12 Egon Schiele, Austrian painter/graphic artist
  • Jun 14 May Allison, American actress (A Fool There Was, Almost Married), born in Rising Fawn, Georgia (d. 1989)
  • Jun 15 Georg Wüst, Posen, German Oceanographer who provided the first complete understanding of the temperature, salinity and deep-current structure of the Atlantic Ocean

Person of interestStan Laurel

Jun 16 Stan Laurel, [Arthur Stanley Jefferson], English comedian (Laurel & Hardy films), born in Ulverston, England (d. 1965)

Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel
  • Jun 19 Barbara Everest, American actress (Fatal Witness, Inquest), born in London, England (d. 1968)
  • Jun 21 Frank Sherman Land, The order of DeMolay founder (d. 1959)
  • Jun 25 Hans Marchwitza, German writer and communist, born in Scharley, Upper Silesia (d. 1965)
  • Jun 30 Gertrude McCoy, American silent screen actress (Blue Bird), born in Sugar Valley, Georgia (d. 1967)
  • Jun 30 Horace Chapman, cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder for South Africa in 2 Tests)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 3 Henryk Oskar Kolberg, composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 20 Theodore Edouard Dufaure de Lajarte, composer, dies at 63
  • Jun 28 Edouard Gregoir, Belgian composer, dies at 67
  • Jun 30 Samuel Parkman Tuckerman, composer, dies at 71