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June 20, 1894 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • French bacteriologist Alexandre Yersin discovers bacillus responsible for the bubonic plague in Hong Kong (Yersinia pestis named in his honor)

Birthdays in History

  • George Delacorte, American philanthropist and publisher (Dell Books), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • Lloyd Hall, African-American chemist and pioneer in food chemistry (science of food preservation), born in Elgin, Illinois (d. 1971)
1894 in History