On This Day

June 1885 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 12 Roof collapse kills 30 at murder trial in France

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Jun 17 Statue of Liberty arrives in NYC aboard French ship `Isere'

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The Statue of Liberty, New York
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  • Jun 24 British government of Salisbury forms
  • Jun 24 Samuel David Ferguson becomes 1st US black bishop

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 5 Georges Mandel [Louis Rothschild], French politician and resistance leader, born in Chatou, Yvelines (d. 1944)
  • Jun 8 Karl Genzken, Nazi physician, Chief of the Medical Office of the Waffen-SS, born in Preetz, German Empire (d. 1957)
  • Jun 20 Andrzej Gawroński, Polish Indologist and scholar, born in Geneva (d. 1927)
  • Jun 26 Anna Maria Franciska van Wageningen-Salomons, Dutch author (Girl Student), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1980)
  • Jun 29 Virginia Pope, American fashion editor (New York Times), born in Chicago (d. 1978)

Weddings in History


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Jun 24 28th US President Woodrow Wilson (28) weds Presbyterian minister's daughter Ellen Louise Axson (25) in Savannah, Georgia

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson

Deaths in History

  • Jun 8 Ignace Bourget, French-Canadian Bishop of Montreal, dies at 85
  • Jun 16 Wilhelm Camphausen, German painter (b. 1818)
  • Jun 17 General Edwin H K Freiherr von Manteuffel, mayor (Elzas-Lothar'n), dies