June 1872 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 Charles Albanel's expedition sets off for Hudson Bay overland accompanied by sixteen Amerindian canoeists (they will be the first Europeans to reach it overland about 25 days later) [1]
  • Jun 5 Republican National Convention meets in Philadelphia
  • Jun 8 US Congress endorses penny post card
  • Jun 14 Trade unions are legalised in Canada
  • Jun 18 Woman's Suffrage Convention held at Merchantile Liberty Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 6 Alexandra Feodorovna [Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine], last Russian Tsarina (1894-1918), born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1918)
  • Jun 20 George Carpenter, 5th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1948)

Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)

Jun 27 American poet and novelist (Oak & Ivory), born in Dayton, Ohio

Weddings in History

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

Jun 17 Jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr (31) weds childhood friend Fanny Bowditch Dixwell

Deaths in History

James Gordon Bennett (1795-1872)

Jun 1 American newspaper publisher (New York Herald), dies at 76 [1]

  • Jun 4 Johan R Thorbecke, literature/liberal premier, dies
  • Jun 16 Norman MacLeod, Scottish clergyman (b. 1812)