On This Day

What Happened on June 27, 1898

Around The World Alone In A Fishing Boat

Historical Events

  • Canadian-American adventurer Joshua Slocum arrives in Newport, Rhode Island, completing the 1st solo circumnavigation of the globe
  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Defending champion R.F. Doherty beats younger brother Laurence Doherty 6-3, 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats Louisa Martin 6-4, 6-4 for her 3rd Wimbledon singles championship

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper

Famous Birthdays

  • Ajla Rachmanova, Russian-Austrian author (Students), born in Kasli, Russia (d. 1991)
  • Tibor Hars├ínyi, Hungarian composer, born in Magyarkanizsa, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1954)
1898 Highlights

About June 27, 1898

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer