On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1900

Historical Events

  • Boxers cut off all railroad links between Peking and Tientsin, main port city of Peking
  • US Congress pass an act authorizing a civil code and government for the territory of Alaska after gold discoveries bring lawlessness and disorder to the area

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Askey, British actor (Bees in Paradise, Ghost Train), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1982)
  • Lester Matthews, English actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), born in Nottingham, England (d. 1965)
  • Manfred Sakel, Polish neurophysiologist and psychiatrist, born in Nadvorna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1957)
1900 Highlights

About June 6, 1900

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 120 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini