On This Day

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 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 Wilbert Robinson sets record by going 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game
  • 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 Macadamia nuts 1st planted in 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, diplomat (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 John Donald Robb, American composer, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1989)
  • 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)

Person of interestBasil Rathbone

Jun 13 Basil Rathbone, South African born British actor (Sherlock Holmes), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1967)

  • Jun 16 Lupino Lane, English actor (Love Parade), born in London (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)

Person of interestReinhold Niebuhr

Jun 21 Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologian (Nature & Destiny of Man), born in Wright City, Missouri (d. 1971)

Theologian, Ethicist, Magazine Editor Reinhold Niebuhr
Theologian, Ethicist, Magazine Editor
Reinhold Niebuhr
  • Jun 22 Robert Ritter von Greim, German field marshal (d. 1945)
  • Jun 22 N. Howell Furman, American Chemist whose work on separating uranium contributed to the development of the atomic bomb
  • Jun 23 Able Kiviat, American runner (Olympic gold 1912)
  • Jun 23 Edmund Cobb, Mexican western actor (Motorcycle Gang, Comanche Territory), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico (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, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1963)
  • Jun 30 Pierre Blanchar, Algerian actor and director (Magnificent Sinner, Wooden Crosses,, Pastoral Symphony), born in Philippeville, Constantine, France (d. 1963)
  • Jun 30 Oswald Pohl, German Nazi leader, born in Duisburg-Ruhrort, Prussia, German Empire (d. 1951)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 9 Friedrich Wilhelm Langhans, German musician and composer, dies at 59
  • Jun 9 Taiso Yoshitoshi, Woodblock print artist
  • Jun 9 William Grant Stairs, Canadian-British explorer and adventurer who had a leading role in two of the most controversial expeditions in the history of the colonisation of Africa, dies at 28
  • Jun 16 Victor Tesch, Belgian lawyer/min 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)