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), born in Ostend, Belgium (d. 1977)
  • Jun 13 Dorothy L. Sayers, English novelist (The Nine Tailors), born in Oxford, England (d. 1957)
  • Jun 15 Jacob HA van Coeverden, boer/edelman
  • Jun 19 Adriaan Franciscus Dussenbroek, Dutch doctor and co-founder (Union National Arubano), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1965)
  • Jun 29 Antoon Schweigmann, Dutch religious poet and resistance fighter, born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 1945)
  • Jun 29 Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, Indian scientist and applied statistician (Mahalanobis distance), whose birthdate is celebrated annually in India as "National Statistics Day", born in Calcutta, Bengal, British India (d. 1972)
  • Jun 30 Harold Laski, English economist and Labour Party leader (1945-46), born in Manchester, England (d. 1950)
  • Jun 30 Walter Ulbricht, German politician (Head Of State, German Democratic Republic), born in Leipzig, Saxony, German Empire (d. 1973)

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

Person of interestLeland Stanford

Jun 21 Leland Stanford, American business tycoon (Southern Pacific Railroad), 8th Governor of California and founder of Stanford University, dies of heart failure at 69

Business Tycoon and Politican Leland Stanford
Business Tycoon and Politican
Leland Stanford
  • Jun 23 Sir Theophilus Shepstone, British-born South African statesman (b. 1817)