On This Day

Deaths in History in June 1900

  • Jun 2 Samori Ture, Muslim leader of the Wassoulou Empire (1878-98), dies in captivity at 69 or 70
  • Jun 3 Mary Kingsley, English ethnographer and explorer who became the first European to enter parts of Gabon, Africa, dies of typhoid at 37

Person of interestStephen Crane

Jun 5 Stephen Crane, American novelist (Red Badge of Courage), dies at 28

Novelist Stephen Crane
Novelist
Stephen Crane
  • Jun 9 Birsa Munda, Indian tribal freedom fighter, religious leader and folk hero of the Munda tribe who led an uprising in Bengal against the British Raj, dies in jail awaiting trial at 24
  • Jun 29 Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician (b. 1900)