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

Historic Event

Jun 5 US Democrats nominate Grover Cleveland for president

  • Jun 5 Unusual Rio de la Plata Earthquake measures magnitude 5.5
  • Jun 9 22nd Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Sir Dixon wins in 2:40.25
  • Jun 13 US Congress creates Department of Labor

Historic Event

Jun 15 Wilhelm II becomes Emperor of Germany

  • Jun 15 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Bertha Townsend beats defending champion Ellen Hansell 6-3, 6-5

Catholic Encyclical

Jun 20 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Libertas

Presidential Convention

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

Presidential Convention

Jun 25 Republican Convention in Chicago nominates Benjamin Harrison

  • Jun 29 First (known) recording of classical music made, Handel's "Israel in Egypt" on wax cylinder