On This Day

Historical Events in June 1873

  • Jun 2 Construction begins on Clay St (San Francisco) for world's 1st cable railroad
  • Jun 4 1st contract workers of British-Indies Co arrive in Suriname
  • Jun 5 Sultan Bargash bin Said under British pressure closes the infamous slave market of Zanzibar in modern day Tanzania
  • Jun 7 7th Belmont: James Roe aboard Springbok wins in 3:01.75
  • Jun 9 Alexandra Palace in London burns down, after being open for only 16 days

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Jun 12 John William Strutt [Lord Raleigh] becomes President of the Royal Society (UK)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate John William Strutt
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
John William Strutt
  • Jun 16 US President Ulysses Grant decrees a portion of Wallowa Valley, Oregon for Nez-PercĂ© Indians; order rescinded two years later and tribe forcibly re-located to Oklahoma

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Jun 18 Susan B. Anthony fined $100 ($2,200 in 2020 value) for voting for US President in Rochester, New York; she refused to pay and no further action against her was taken

Suffragette Susan B. Anthony
Suffragette
Susan B. Anthony