On This Day

Historical Events in June 1893

  • Jun 1 Opera "Falstaff" is produced (Berlin)

Historic Event

Jun 7 Gandhi's first act of civil disobedience.

  • Jun 10 27th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Commanche wins in 1:53.25
  • Jun 16 German-American F.W. Rueckheim introduces "Cracker Jack" brand snack food consisting of caramel-coated popcorn and peanuts

Murder of Interest

Jun 20 Lizzie Borden acquitted of the 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts

  • Jun 21 1st Ferris wheel opens at Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 22 British fleet under Vice Admiral George Tryon leaves Beirut
  • Jun 23 US National Championship Women's Tennis: Aline Terry wins her lone major title; beats Augusta Schultz 6-1, 6-3
  • Jun 27 Great stock crash on NY stock exchange
  • Jun 30 Excelsior diamond (blue-white 995 carats) then world's largest, discovered in Jagersfontein Mine, South Africa