On This Day

June 1883 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 2 Chicago's "El" opens to traffic
  • Jun 16 The Victoria Hall theatre panic in Sunderland, England kills 183 children

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 2 Bokke R S Pollema, Dutch Frisian journalist/author (Lock of Hair)

Person of interestJohn Maynard Keynes

Jun 5 John Maynard Keynes, English economist whose ideas changed the theory and practice of modern macroeconomics, born in Cambridge, England (d. 1946)

  • Jun 7 Sylvanus Morley, American archaeologist and spy, born in Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1948)
  • Jun 14 Lucien Cerfaux, Belgian New Testament scholar, born in Presles, Belgium (d. 1968)
  • Jun 21 Feodor Gladkov, Russian socialist writer (Cement), born in Bolshaya Chernavka, Saratov Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1958)

Person of interestPierre Laval

Jun 28 Pierre Laval, Prime Minister of France (1931-32 and 1935-36) and Head of Vichy France (1942-44), born in Châteldon, France (d. 1945)

Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France Pierre Laval
Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France
Pierre Laval

Deaths in History

  • Jun 12 John Randolph Tucker, American naval officer (Confederate Navy), dies at 71
  • Jun 14 Edward FitzGerald, English poet (b. 1809)
  • Jun 20 Gustave Aimard, French world explorer and writer (Grande Filbuste), dies at 64