On This Day

June 1887 in History

Events in History


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Jun 4 Pasteur Institute founded by French biologist Louis Pasteur in Paris

Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur
Bacteriologist
Louis Pasteur
  • Jun 7 Monotype type-casting machine patented by Tolbert Lanston, Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 8 Herman Hollerith receives a patent for his punch card calculator
  • Jun 15 Carlisle D Graham survives 2nd ride in Niagara waterfall in barrel
  • Jun 15 Stanley's expedition reaches Yambuya waterfalls Congo
  • Jun 18 The Reinsurance Treaty between Germany and Russia is signed

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Jun 21 Britain celebrates golden jubilee of Queen Victoria

Queen of the United Kingdom Queen Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Queen Victoria

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 5 Ruth Benedict, American anthropologist (Patterns of Culture), born in NYC, New York (d. 1948)
  • Jun 7 William Walraven, Dutch journalist and writer (Indian Daily) (d. 1943)
  • Jun 13 Bruno Frank, German-born writer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1945)
  • Jun 20 Kurt Schwitters, German-British dada-artist and poet (collages), born in Hanover (d. 1948)
  • Jun 21 Norman L. Bowen, Canadian petrologist, born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada (d. 1956)
  • Jun 22 Julian S. Huxley, English biologist/philosopher, Darwin's Bulldog, born in London, England (d. 1975)
  • Jun 23 Ernst Rowohlt, German publisher (Rowohlt-Verlag)
  • Jun 26 Anthony Gustav de Rothschild, British philanthropist, born in London (d. 1961)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 4 William A. Wheeler, American politician (19th Vice President of the United States), dies at 67