On This Day

June 1875 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 2 James Augustine Healey became 1st Black Catholic Bishop in US

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 2 Alexander Graham Bell makes first sound transmission

  • Jun 4 Pacific Stock Exchange opens
  • Jun 5 Pacific Stock Exchange formally opens in San Francisco
  • Jun 6 Netherlands joins the gold standard
  • Jun 7 California Rifle and Pistol Association founded
  • Jun 19 Formal opening of US Marine Hospital at Presidio in San Francisco.
  • Jun 19 The Herzegovinian rebellion against the Ottoman Empire begins
  • Jun 22 Garonne Flood: great damage in Verdun & Toulouse, kills about 1,000

Birthdays in History

Person of interestThomas Mann

Jun 6 Thomas Mann, German novelist (Magic Mountain-Nobel 1929), born in Lübeck, Germany (d. 1955)

Novelist Thomas Mann
Thomas Mann
  • Jun 9 Henry Dale, English physiologist (Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology 1936), born in London, England (d. 1968)
  • Jun 13 Miriam (Ma) Ferguson, US politician, 1st US elected woman governor, Governor of Texas (1925-27, 1933-35), born in Bell County, Texas (d. 1961)
  • Jun 17 Philipp Abraham Kohnstamm, Dutch philosopher and physicist, born in Bonn, Germany (d. 1951)
  • Jun 20 Othenio Able, Austrian artist, fossil creator and founder of paleobiology, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1946)
  • Jun 23 Carl Milles, Uppsala Sweden, fountain sculptor (Wedding of Rivers)
  • Jun 28 Henri Lebesgue, French mathematician (Lebesgue integration), born in Beauvais, Oise, France (d. 1941)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 2 Józef Kremer, Polish messianistic philosopher (b. 1806)
  • Jun 4 Eduard Friedrich Mörike, German poet, dies at 70
  • Jun 9 Gérard Paul Deshayes, French geologist (b. 1795)
  • Jun 25 Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor, dies at 78
  • Jun 29 Ferdinand I, Emperor of Austria (1835-48), dies at 82