On This Day

Historical Events in June 1890

  • Jun 1 US census at 62,622,250
  • Jun 6 United States Polo Association forms, NYC
  • Jun 9 Comic opera "Robin Hood" by Reginald De Koven, Harry B. Smith, and Clement Scott premieres in Chicago
  • Jun 10 24th Belmont: Pike Barnes riding Burlington wins in 2:07.75
  • Jun 13 Eagle Avenue in the Bronx is cut out and named
  • Jun 13 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Ellen Roosevelt beats defending champion Bertha Townsend 6-2, 6-2

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Jun 23 In an effort to solve the "Uitlander" grievances regarding voting rights, President of Transvaal Paul Kruger institutes a Second Volksraad, responsible for controlling local matters

3rd President of the South African Republic Paul Kruger
3rd President of the South African Republic
Paul Kruger

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Jun 27 Cecil Rhodes' colonists attack Motlousi in Matabeleland

British Businessman and Imperialist Politician Cecil Rhodes
British Businessman and Imperialist Politician
Cecil Rhodes
  • Jun 27 Canadian boxer George Dixon becomes first black world champion when he stops English bantamweight champion Edwin "Nunc" Wallace in 18 rounds in London, England