What Happened in June 1892

Historical Events

  • Jun 4 Oil City and Titusville, Pennsylvania, destroyed by oil tank explosion; 130 die
  • Jun 6 Chicago South Side Elevated Railroad opens (1st 3.6 miles)
  • Jun 7 Creole shoemaker Homer Plessy buys whites-only train ticket in New Orleans in act of civil disobedience - results in landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
  • Jun 7 John J. Doyle of Clev Spiders is 1st to pinch hit in a baseball game
  • Jun 7 Republican convention in Minneapolis begins
  • Jun 8 Homer A Plessy refuses to go to segregated RR car (Plessy v Ferguson)
  • Jun 9 26th Belmont: W Hayward aboard Patron wins in 2:12
  • Jun 10 Baltimore catcher Wilbert Robinson sets MLB record by going 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game; Orioles rout St. Louis Cardinals, 25-4 at Oriole Park
  • Jun 11 The Limelight Department, one of the world's first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia
  • Jun 12 Netherlands Society for Currency & Coin collecting forms
  • Jun 18 Brothers Edward and Robert Jordan plant 1st Macadamia nuts in Oahu, Hawaii
  • Jun 25 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Defending champion Mabel Cahill beats Elisabeth Moore 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
  • Jun 28 Phillies tie club record of 16 straight victories

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Amanullah, emir/king of Afghanistan (1919-28)
  • Jun 1 Samuel L M Barlow II, American composer (Mon Ami Pierrot), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • Jun 5 Alexander Loudon, Dutch diplomat (Ambassador to Washington)
  • Jun 6 Donald F. Duncan Sr., American entrepreneur (Duncan Toys Company), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1971)
  • Jun 11 Edward Shanks, British poet and critic, born in London, England (d. 1953)
  • Jun 12 Djuna Barnes, American author (Nightwood), born in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York (d. 1982)
  • Jun 12 Ferdinand Schörner, German field marshal, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1973)
  • Jun 12 John Donald Robb, American composer, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1989)

Basil RathboneBasil Rathbone (1892-1967)

Jun 13 South African born British actor (Sherlock Holmes), born in Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Jun 13 Richard M. Jones, American jazz pianist, accompanist, songwriter ("Trouble In Mind"), record producer (Louis Armstrong) and label manager (Okeh; Decca;Mercuty), born in Donaldsonville, Louisiana (d. 1945)
  • Jun 16 Lupino Lane [Henry Lupino], British stage, silent and sound screen actor (Love Parade; Me And My Gal: The Deputy Drummer), born in Hackney, London, England (d. 1959)
  • Jun 18 Edward Steuermann, Austrian-American pianist and composer, born in Sambor, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1964)
  • Jun 20 Sergei Tretyakov, Russian constructivist writer, playwright and special correspondent for Pravda, born in Kuldīga, Latvia (d. 1937)

Reinhold NiebuhrReinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971)

Jun 21 American theologian (Nature & Destiny of Man), born in Wright City, Missouri

  • Jun 22 N. Howell Furman, American Chemist whose work on separating uranium contributed to the development of the atomic bomb
  • Jun 22 Robert Ritter von Greim, German field marshal (d. 1945)
  • Jun 23 Able Kiviat, American runner (Olympic gold 1912)
  • Jun 23 Edmund Cobb, American silent and sound screen actor, specializing in western film (A Final Reckoning; Motorcycle Gang; Comanche Territory), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico Territory (d. 1974)
  • Jun 23 Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Polish-American pianist, born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 1993)
  • Jun 26 Pearl S. Buck, American author (Good Earth-Nobel 1938), born in Hillsboro, West Virginia (d. 1973)
  • Jun 27 Paul Colin, French poster designer, born in Nancy, France (d. 1985)
  • Jun 28 E. H. Carr, English historian (History of Soviet Russia), born in London (d. 1982)
  • Jun 30 László Lajtha, Hungarian composer, ethno-musicologist and conductor, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1963)
  • Jun 30 Oswald Pohl, German Nazi leader, born in Duisburg-Ruhrort, Prussia, German Empire (d. 1951)
  • Jun 30 Pierre Blanchar, Algerian actor and director (Magnificent Sinner, Wooden Crosses,, Pastoral Symphony), born in Philippeville, Constantine, France (d. 1963)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 9 Friedrich Wilhelm Langhans, German musician and composer, dies at 59
  • Jun 9 Taiso Yoshitoshi, Japanese woodblock artist and painter, dies at 53
  • Jun 9 William Grant Stairs, Canadian-British explorer and adventurer with leading role controversial African expeditions, dies of malaria at 28
  • Jun 16 Victor Tesch, Belgian lawyer and minister of Justice, dies at 80
  • Jun 22 Pierre Ossian Bonnet, French mathematician (b. 1819)
  • Jun 28 Alexandros Rhizos Rhankaves, Greek poet and statesman (b. 1810)