June 1893 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 7 Gandhi's first act of civil disobedience.

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Jun 16 RW Rueckheim invents Cracker Jack

MurderMurder of Interest

Jun 20 Lizzie Borden acquitted of the 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts

Acquitted Murderer Lizzie Borden
Acquitted Murderer
Lizzie Borden
  • Jun 21 1st Ferris wheel premieres (Chicago's Columbian Exposition)
  • Jun 22 British fleet under Vice Admiral George Tryon leaves Beirut
  • Jun 27 Great stock crash on NY stock exchange
  • Jun 30 Excelsior diamond (blue-white 995 carats) then world's largest, discovered in Jagersfontein Mine, South Africa

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 4 Armand Călinescu, Prime Minister of Romania, born in Piteşti, Romania (d. 1939)
  • Jun 4 Daan Boens, Flemish poet (Man who sold his Wife)
  • Jun 13 Dorothy Leigh Sayers, English novelist (9 Taylors)
  • Jun 15 Jacob HA van Coeverden, boer/edelman
  • Jun 19 Adriaan F Dussenbroek, Dutch family dr/co-founder (Union National Arubano)
  • Jun 24 Roy O. Disney, co-founder of the Walt Disney Company and brother of Walt (d. 1971)
  • Jun 29 Antoon Schweigmann, Dutch religious poet/resistance fighter
  • Jun 30 Harold/Joseph Laski, English economist/Labour leader (1945-..)
  • Jun 30 Walter Ulbricht, president German DR

Deaths in History


Person of interestMary Ann Shadd Cary

Jun 5 Mary Ann Shadd Cary, American-Canadian publisher and anti-slavery campaigner, 1st African American newspaper publisher, dies of stomach cancer at 69

Suffragist and publisher Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Suffragist and publisher
Mary Ann Shadd Cary
  • Jun 21 Leland Stanford, American business tycoon, 8th Governor of California and founder of Stanford University, dies at 69
  • Jun 23 Sir Theophilus Shepstone, British-born South African statesman (b. 1817)