What Happened in June 1893

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Opera "Falstaff" is produced (Berlin)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 7 Gandhi's first act of civil disobedience.

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Jun 10 27th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Commanche wins in 1:53.25
  • Jun 16 RW Rueckheim invents Cracker Jack

MurderMurder of Interest

Jun 20 Lizzie Borden acquitted of the 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts

Acquitted Murderer Lizzie Borden
Acquitted Murderer
Lizzie Borden
  • Jun 21 1st Ferris wheel premieres (Chicago's Columbian Exposition)
  • Jun 22 British fleet under Vice Admiral George Tryon leaves Beirut
  • Jun 23 7th U.S. Women's National Championship: Aline Terry beats Augusta Schultz (6-1, 6-3)
  • Jun 27 Great stock crash on NY stock exchange
  • Jun 30 Excelsior diamond (blue-white 995 carats) then world's largest, discovered in Jagersfontein Mine, South Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 3 Asen Karastoyanov, Bulgarian composer, born in Samokov, Bulgaria (d. 1976)
  • Jun 4 Armand Călinescu, Prime Minister of Romania, born in Piteşti, Romania (d. 1939)
  • Jun 4 Daan Boens, Flemish poet (Man who sold his Wife)
  • Jun 6 Ludovic Feldman, Romanian composer, born in Galați, Romania (d. 1987)
  • Jun 9 Samuel N Behrman, US screenwriter (Tale of 2 Cities, Daddy Long Legs)
  • Jun 9 Irish Meusel, American baseball player (d. 1963)
  • Jun 10 Franz Andre, Belgian conductor
  • Jun 12 Kommer Kleijn, Dutch actor and radio play director (Tomorrow It Will Be Better), born in Hilversum, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • Jun 13 Dorothy Leigh Sayers, English novelist (9 Taylors)
  • Jun 14 Siggie Nordstrom, Swedish singer (The Nordstrom Sisters) (d. 1980)
  • Jun 15 Jacob HA van Coeverden, boer/edelman
  • Jun 19 Adriaan F Dussenbroek, Dutch family dr/co-founder (Union National Arubano)
  • Jun 21 Alois Hába, Czech composer, born in Vizovice, Zlín Region, Czech Republic (d. 1973)
  • Jun 22 Osvald Chlubna, composer
  • Jun 24 Roy O. Disney, co-founder of the Walt Disney Company and brother of Walt (d. 1971)
  • Jun 25 Charlotte Greenwood, American actress (Oklahoma, Moon over Miami), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
  • Jun 26 Big Bill Broonzy, American blues singer and guitarist (Blues by Broonzy), born in Scott, Mississippi (d. 1958)
  • Jun 28 Luciano Gallet, Brazilian composer, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 1931)
  • Jun 28 Nils Björkander, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1972)
  • Jun 29 Antoon Schweigmann, Dutch religious poet and resistance fighter, born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 1945)
  • Jun 29 Aarre Merikanto, Finnish composer (12-tones music), born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1958)
  • Jun 29 Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, Indian scientist and applied statistician (Mahalanobis distance), whose birthdate is celebrated annually in India as "National Statistics Day", born in Calcutta, Bengal, British India (d. 1972)
  • Jun 30 Harold/Joseph Laski, English economist/Labour leader (1945-..)
  • Jun 30 Walter Ulbricht, president German DR

Famous Deaths


Person of interestMary Ann Shadd Cary

Jun 5 Mary Ann Shadd Cary, American-Canadian publisher and anti-slavery campaigner, 1st African American newspaper publisher, dies of stomach cancer at 69

Suffragist and publisher Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Suffragist and publisher
Mary Ann Shadd Cary
  • Jun 7 Johann Schrammel, composer, dies at 43

Person of interestEdwin Booth

Jun 7 Edwin Booth, American Shakespearean actor (Hamlet), dies at 59

  • Jun 10 Elek Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, dies at 49
  • Jun 15 Ferenc Erkel, Hungarian composer (Himnusz), dies at 82
  • Jun 21 Leland Stanford, American business tycoon, 8th Governor of California and founder of Stanford University, dies at 69
  • Jun 23 Sir Theophilus Shepstone, British-born South African statesman (b. 1817)