On This Day

Deaths in History in June 1876

  • Jun 1 Hristo Botev, Bulgarian poet and revolutionary, dies at 28
  • Jun 8 George Sand [Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dudevant], French author (Indiana, Consuelo), dies at 71
  • Jun 17 Harriet Scott, American ex-slave, who with husband Dred Scott unsuccessfully sued for their freedom

Santa Anna

Jun 21 Antonio López de Santa Anna, President of Mexico who dominated Mexican history in the first half of the 19th century, dies at 79

  • Jun 25 Boston Custer, brother of George Armstrong Custer, dies at Battle of the Little Bighorn at 27

George Armstrong Custer

Jun 25 George Armstrong Custer, United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the American Indian Wars, dies at the Battle of Little Bighorn aged 36

  • Jun 25 Lame White Man, Cheyenne, dies at the Battle of the Little Bighorn
  • Jun 25 Myles Keogh, US officer, dies at the Battle of the Little Bighorn
  • Jun 25 Thomas W. Custer, brother of George Custer, dies at the Battle of the Little Bighorn
  • Jun 27 Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg, German naturalist and zoologist (micro-organisms), dies at 81
  • Jun 27 Harriet Martineau, British controversial journalist, political economist, abolitionist and life-long feminist, dies at 74