On This Day

June 1882 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 2 Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza festival welcomed in Paris
  • Jun 5 Storm & floods hits Bombay; about 100,000 die
  • Jun 6 Cyclone in Arabian Sea (Bombay, India) drowns 100,000 (disputed event)
  • Jun 6 Electric iron patented by Henry W Seely, NYC
  • Jun 6 Ethiopia: Shewan forces of Menelik defeat the Gojjame army in the Battle of Embabo. The Shewans capture Negus Tekle Haymanot of Gojjam, their victory leads to a Shewan hegemony over the territories south of the Abay River.
  • Jun 10 Anti-colonization mass society of Alexandria Egypt kills 50 Europeans
  • Jun 16 17" hailstones weighing 1.75 lbs fall in Dubuque Iowa
  • Jun 17 Tornado kills 130 in Iowa

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 1 John Drinkwater, English poet/playwright (Abraham Lincoln)
  • Jun 10 Neville Henderson, British diplomat and Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Nazi Germany (1937-39), born in Sedgwick, Sussex, England (d. 1942)
  • Jun 14 Ion Antonescu, Romanian soldier and authoritarian politician (1940-1944), born in Argeș County, Romania (d. 1946)

Mohammad Mosaddegh

Jun 16 Mohammad Mosaddegh, Prime Minister of Iran (1951-53) who was overthrown in a coup d'état aided by the CIA and the British SIS, born in Tehran, Persia (d. 1967)

  • Jun 17 Adolf Friedrich VI, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, born in Neustrelitz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany (d. 1918)

Harold Gillies

Jun 17 Harold Gillies, New Zealand father of modern plastic surgery who pioneered skin graft techniques on injured soldiers in WWI, born in Dunedin, New Zealand (d. 1960) [1]

  • Jun 18 Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgaria premier (1946-49) [or 6/28]
  • Jun 21 Rockwell Kent, American artist, painter and illustrator (Canterbury Tales), born in Tarrytown, New York (d. 1971)
  • Jun 21 Lluís Companys, Spanish politician, 123rd President of the Generalitat of Catalonia (1933-40), born in El Tarròs, Urgell, Catalonia, Spain (d. 1940)
  • Jun 24 Athanase David, Canadian politician and businessman (d. 1953)
  • Jun 27 Eduard Spranger, German psychologist and educator, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1963)

Deaths in History

Giuseppe Garibaldi

Jun 2 Guiseppi Garibaldi, Italian general and nationalist (Risorgimento) who helped unify Italy, dies at 74

  • Jun 3 Christian Wilberg, German painter, dies at 42
  • Jun 11 Louis Désiré Maigret, French Catholic prelate, dies at 77
  • Jun 25 François Jouffroy, French sculptor (b. 1806)

ExecutionCharles J. Guiteau

Jun 30 Charles J. Guiteau, American assassin of US President James A. Garfield, hanged at 40

  • Jun 30 Alberto Henschel, German-Brazilian photographer and businessman, dies at 55