What Happened on June 6, 1896

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 21st Preakness: Henry Griffin aboard Margrave wins in 1:51
  • Frank Samuelsen and George Harbo leave NY harbor to row across Atlantic; their 55 day record for rowing was not broken for 114 years

Famous Birthdays

  • Henry Allingham, English first world war veteran
  • Italo Balbo, Italian pilot/gov-gen of Libya (La marcia su Rome)
  • Robert Sheriff, playwright (Journey's End)