On This Day

Historical Events in June 1880

  • Jun 1 The first pay telephone service in the United States is installed in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Jun 1 US census is 50,155,783
  • Jun 7 War of the Pacific: The Battle of Arica, assault and capture of Morro de Arica (Arica Cape), that ended the Campaña del Desierto (Desert Campaign).

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Jun 8 Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky delivers an emotional speech at the unveiling of a monument to Pushkin in Moscow

  • Jun 10 Charlie Jones becomes 1st to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning
  • Jun 12 Worcester Ruby Legs pitcher Lee Richmond throws first perfect game in MLB history in 1-0 win over Cleveland Blues at the Agricultural County Fair Grounds, Worcester
  • Jun 14 14th Belmont: L Hughes aboard Grenada wins in 2:47
  • Jun 16 Salvation Army forms in London
  • Jun 17 Providence Grays MLB pitcher John M. Ward throws a perfect game beating the Buffalo Bisons, 5-0; second perfect game in National League in 6 days; next one takes 84 years
  • Jun 24 First performance of "O Canada," the song that would become the national anthem of Canada, at the Congrès national des Canadiens-Français

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Jun 28 Australian bushranger Ned Kelly captured at Glenrowan

Bushranger and Outlaw Ned Kelly
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Ned Kelly
  • Jun 29 France annexes Otaheite (Tahiti)