On This Day

Famous People Who Died in June 1893

Person of interestMary 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

Suffragist and Publisher Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Suffragist and Publisher
Mary Ann Shadd Cary
  • Jun 7 Johann Schrammel, Austrian composer, dies at 43

Person of interestEdwin Booth

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

  • Jun 10 Elek Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, dies at 49
  • Jun 15 Ferenc Erkel, Hungarian composer (Himnusz), dies at 82

Person of interestLeland 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

Business Tycoon and Politician Leland Stanford
Business Tycoon and Politician
Leland Stanford
  • Jun 23 Sir Theophilus Shepstone, British-born South African statesman (b. 1817)