Today in History for June 1879

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 7 of 7

1st - Napoleon Eugene, the last dynastic Bonaparte, is killed serving with British forces in the Anglo-Zulu War. He is buried in Farnborough, Hampshire.
5th - 13th Belmont: George Evans riding Spendthrift wins in 2:42.75
16th - Gilbert & Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore" debuts at Bowery Theater NYC
18th - W H Richardson, a black inventor, patents the children's carriage
21st - F W Woolworth opens 1st store (failed almost immediately)
26th - Ismael Pasha resigns as khedive of Egypt
30th - Ex-khedive Ismael Pasha leaves Cairo with train full stolen goods

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 25 of 25

2nd - Adolf Herckenrath, Flemish playwright/poet (Avondvlam)
3rd - Pieter J A Adriani, Dutch tax lawyer
3rd - Raymond Pearl, American biologist (d. 1940)
4th - Mabel Lucie Attwell, English children's author and illustrator (d. 1964)
5th - Adolf Wiklund, composer
5th - Robert Mayer, German-born philanthropist (d. 1985)
5th - René Pottier, French cyclist (d. 1907)
6th - L Patrick Abercrombie, English architect
7th - Knud J V Rasmussen, Danish pole explorer (Thule)
7th - Joan Voûte, Dutch astronomer (d. 1963)
9th - Dudley Digges, Irish actor
9th - Oscar Back, Austrian-Dutch viola player
10th - Benjamin Lambord, composer
11th - Roger Bresnahan, baseball player (d. 1944)
11th - Max Schreck, German actor (d. 1936)
13th - George Gunn, cricketer (elegant English batsman 1907-30)
13th - Johannes G Geelkerken, Dutch reformed vicar
16th - Fritz Schulz, German law historian (Classical Novel Law)
16th - Theo[dorus J] Thijssen, Dutch writer (Kees the boy)
21st - Umberto Brunelleschi, Italian cartoonist/illustrator (Candide)
22nd - Thibaudeau Rinfret, jurist and Chief Justice of Canada (d. 1962)
23rd - William Ewart Berry, 1st viscount Camrose/English nobleman
24th - Agrippina J Vaganova, Russian ballet dancer
28th - Sigurd von Koch, composer
30th - Walter Hampden, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Five Fingers, Hunchback of Notre Dame)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 2 of 2

2nd - E Louis JJ Napoleon Bonaparte, crown prince, dies in battle at 23
11th - Willem, (crown)prince of Orange, dies of bronchitis or murder at 39

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