On This Day

Historical Events in June 1885

  • Jun 6 Belmont Stakes: Patsy Duffy aboard Tyrant wins comfortably by 3 lengths from St. Augustine in the fast time of 2:43.00
  • Jun 12 Roof collapse kills 30 at murder trial in France
  • Jun 24 British government of Salisbury forms
  • Jun 24 Samuel David Ferguson becomes 1st US black bishop