On This Day

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, British supercentenarian and World War I veteran, born in Clapton, London (d. 2009)
  • Italo Balbo, Italian pilot and governor of Libya, born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1940)
  • R. C. Sherriff, English playwright (Journey's End), born in Hampton Wick, Middlesex, England (d. 1975)