On This Day

Historical Events in June 1888

  • Jun 1 California gets its 1st seismograph
  • Jun 3 Baseball poem "Casey at the Bat" 1st published by the San Francisco Examiner

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 5 US Democrats nominate Grover Cleveland for president

US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland
  • Jun 5 The Rio de la Plata Earthquake takes place.
  • Jun 9 22nd Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Sir Dixon wins in 2:40.25
  • Jun 13 US Congress creates Department of Labor

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 15 Wilhelm II becomes Emperor of Germany

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Jun 15 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Bertha Townsend beats defending champion Ellen Hansell 6-3, 6-5

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Jun 20 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Libertas

256th Pope Leo XIII
256th Pope
Leo XIII

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jun 23 Frederick Douglass is 1st African-American to be nominated for US Vice President

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jun 25 Republican Convention in Chicago nominates Benjamin Harrison

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison
23rd US President
Benjamin Harrison
  • Jun 29 First (known) recording of classical music made, Handel's Israel in Egypt on wax cylinder