On This Day

June 1872 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 5 Republican National Convention meets (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)

Person of interestPaul Laurence Dunbar

Jun 27 Paul Laurence Dunbar, American poet and novelist (Oak & Ivory), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1906)


Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

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


Deaths in History


Person of interestJames Gordon Bennett

Jun 1 James Gordon Bennett, Sr., American newspaper publisher (New York Herald), dies at 76

Founder of the New York Herald James Gordon Bennett
Founder of the New York Herald
James Gordon Bennett
  • Jun 4 Johan R Thorbecke, literature/liberal premier, dies
  • Jun 16 Norman MacLeod, Scottish clergyman (b. 1812)