What Happened in June 1893

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

Jun 7 Gandhi's first act of civil disobedience.

  • Jun 10 27th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Commanche wins in 1:53.25
  • Jun 16 German-American F.W. Rueckheim introduces "Cracker Jack" brand snack food consisting of caramel-coated popcorn and peanuts

Murder of Interest

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

  • Jun 21 1st Ferris wheel opens at Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 22 British fleet under Vice Admiral George Tryon leaves Beirut
  • Jun 23 US National Championship Women's Tennis: Aline Terry wins her lone major title; 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), born in Ostend, Belgium (d. 1977)
  • Jun 6 Ludovic Feldman, Romanian composer, born in Galați, Romania (d. 1987)
  • Jun 7 Gillis Grafström, Swedish figure skater (Olympic gold 1920, 24, 28), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1938)
  • Jun 9 Irish Meusel, American baseball left fielder (World Series 1921, 22; NL RBI leader 1923; Philadelphia Phillies, New York Giants), born in Oakland, California (d. 1963)
  • Jun 9 Samuel N. Behrman, American screenwriter (Tale of 2 Cities, Daddy Long Legs), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1973)
  • Jun 10 Franz Andre, Belgian conductor, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1975)
  • 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 L. Sayers, English novelist (The Nine Tailors), born in Oxford, England (d. 1957)
  • Jun 14 Siggie Nordstrom, American singer (The Nordstrom Sisters), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1980)
  • Jun 19 Adriaan Franciscus Dussenbroek, Dutch doctor and co-founder (Union National Arubano), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1965)
  • Jun 21 Alois Hába, Czech composer, born in Vizovice, Zlín Region, Czech Republic (d. 1973)
  • Jun 22 Osvald Chlubna, Czech composer (Symphony of Life and Love; In Spring), and musicologist, born in Brno, Moravia, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic) (d. 1971)
  • Jun 23 Donald MacBride, American stage and screen character actor (Topper Returns; The Seven Year Itch; My Friend Irma - "Mr. Clyde"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1957)
  • Jun 24 Roy O. Disney, American businessman and co-founder of the Walt Disney Company with brother Walt, born in Chicago, Illinois (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 pianist, composer, conductor, and educator, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 1931)
  • Jun 28 Nils Björkander, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1972)
  • Jun 29 Aarre Merikanto, Finnish composer (Lemminkäinen; Juha; Schott Concerto), and educator, born in Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland (d. 1958)
  • Jun 29 Antoon Schweigmann, Dutch religious poet and resistance fighter, born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 1945)

Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis

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 Laski, English economist and Labour Party leader (1945-46), born in Manchester, England (d. 1950)
  • Jun 30 Walter Ulbricht, German politician (Head Of State, German Democratic Republic), born in Leipzig, Saxony, German Empire (d. 1973)

Famous Deaths

Mary 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

Edwin Booth

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

  • Jun 7 Johann Schrammel, Austrian composer, dies at 43
  • Jun 10 Elek Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, dies at 49
  • Jun 15 Ferenc Erkel, Hungarian composer (Himnusz), dies at 82

Leland Stanford

Jun 21 Leland Stanford, American business tycoon (Southern Pacific Railroad), 8th Governor of California and founder of Stanford University, dies of heart failure at 69

  • Jun 23 Sir Theophilus Shepstone, British-born South African statesman (b. 1817)