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 Comic opera "Robin Hood" by Reginald De Koven, Harry B. Smith, and Clement Scott 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 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Ellen Roosevelt beats defending champion Bertha Townsend 6-2, 6-2

Historic Event

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

  • Jun 27 Canadian boxer George Dixon becomes first black world champion when he stops English bantamweight champion Edwin "Nunc" Wallace in 18 rounds in London, England

Historic Event

Jun 27 Cecil Rhodes' colonists attack Motlousi in Matabeleland


Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Frank Morgan [Francis Wuppermann], American silent and sound film character actor (The Wizard of Oz; The Affairs of Cellini), born in NYC, New York (d. 1949)
  • Jun 6 Dorothy Heyward, American playwright (Porgy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1961)
  • 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), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1952)
  • Jun 10 Paul Lindemans, Flemish agricultural engineer and author
  • Jun 10 Powell Weaver, American composer, born in Clearfield, Pennsylvania (d. 1951)
  • Jun 10 Sessue Hayakawa, Japanese actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Hell to Eternity), born in Minamibōsō, Chiba, Japan (d. 1973)
  • Jun 12 Egon Schiele, Austrian painter and graphic artist, born in Tulln an der Donau, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1918)
  • 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

Stan Laurel

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

  • Jun 19 Barbara Everest, American actress (Fatal Witness, Inquest), born in London, England (d. 1968)
  • Jun 21 Frank Sherman Land, founder of the Order of DeMolay, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1959)
  • Jun 25 Hans Marchwitza, German writer and communist, born in Scharley, Upper Silesia (d. 1965)
  • Jun 26 Jeanne Eagels, American actress and former Ziegfeld Girl (Rain, Under False Colors), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1929)
  • Jun 30 Gertrude McCoy, American silent screen actress (Blue Bird), born in Sugar Valley, Georgia (d. 1967)
  • Jun 30 Horace Chapman, South African cricket all-rounder (2 Tests), born in Durban, Natal (d. 1941)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 3 Henryk Oskar Kolberg, Polish folklorist and composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 7 Reuben Lindsay Walker, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 63
  • Jun 20 Theodore Lajarte, French writer on music and composer, dies at 63
  • Jun 28 Edouard Gregoir, Belgian composer, dies at 67
  • Jun 30 Samuel Parkman Tuckerman, American sacred music composer, dies at 71