Events on Jun 2

  • 0455A D Gaiseric and the Vandals sacked Rome
  • 0575Benedict I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0657St. Eugene I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1619England and Netherlands signs treaty about business in the Indies
  • 1625Prince Frederik Henry sworn in as Viceroy of Holland / Zealand
  • 1627English King Charles I establishes Guyana Company
  • 1633Prince Frederik Henry conquerors fort Rhine at Cologne
  • 1676Battle at Palermo: French beats Dutch / Spanish fleet
  • 1697Monarch August van Saksen becomes Catholic
  • 1746Russia and Austria sign agreements
  • 1774England passed Quartering Act, mandating Colonists must board English troops in their homes
  • 1780Anti Catholic demonstration attacks parliament in London
  • 18345th national black convention meet (NYC)
  • 1835P T Barnum and his circus begin 1st tour of US
  • 18511st US alcohol prohibition law enacted (Maine)
  • 1857James Gibbs, Va, patents chain-stitch single-thread sewing machine
  • 1862Gen Robert E Lee takes command of Confederate armies of East Virginia and North Carolina
  • 1863Harriet Tubman leads Union guerrillas into Maryland, freeing slaves
  • 1864Battle of Cold Harbour, Day 2
  • 1865At Galveston, Kirby-Smith surrenders Trans-Mississippi Dept
  • 1866Renegade Irish Fenians surrender to US forces
  • 1875James Augustine Healey became 1st Black Catholic Bishop in US
  • 1881Haarlem-Zandvoort Railway opens
  • 1882Pierre de Brazza festival welcomed in Paris
  • 18831st night baseball under lights, Ft Wayne Indiana
  • 1886Grover Cleveland is 1st to wed during presidency (Frances Folsom)
  • 1896Guglielmo Marconi patents the radio
  • 1899Black Americans observed day of fasting to protest lynchings
  • 1901Benjamin Adams arrested for playing golf on Sunday (NY)
  • 19022nd statewide initiative and referendum law adopted, in Oregon

Born on Jun 2

  • 1491Henry VIII: King of England (1509-47)
  • 1504George / Joris van Egmont: Bishop of Utrecht
  • 1577Giovanni Righi: Composer
  • 1614Benjamin Rogers: Composer
  • 1624Jan III Sobieski: King of Poland (1674-96)
  • 1715Herman-Francois Delange: Composer
  • 1751Antoni Weinert: Composer
  • 1758Cornelis R T Krayenhoff: Dutch fortress engineer / cartographer
  • 1759Jan Ekels [the Young]: Dutch painter
  • 1777Christian Traugott Tag: Composer
  • 1802Adrian van der Hoop, Jr.: Dutch poet / critic
  • 1803Michail I Glinka: Russian composer
  • 1806Isaac Strauss: Composer
  • 1807Robert Fuhrer: Composer
  • 1815Philip Kearny: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
  • 1821Ion Bratianu: (Lib), Premier of Romania (1876-88)
  • 1828James Cutler Dunn Parker: Composer
  • 1830Olivier Metra: Composer
  • 1831Jan G Palm: Bandmaster / choir master / composer
  • 1835Pius X [Giuseppe Sarto]: 257th Roman Catholic Pope (1903-14)
  • 1840Thomas Hardy: England, United Kingdom -- Poet / Novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd)
  • 1842Constantly AM Cap: Flemish poet / etcher
  • 1849Paul-Albert Besnard: French painter / graphic artist (La femme)
  • 1857Edward William Elgar: Broadheath, England -- Composer (Pomp & Circumstance)
  • 1857Karl Adolph Gjellerup: Denmark -- Poet (Poutnici Svetem, Nobel 1917)
  • 1858Harry Rowe Shelley: Composer
  • 1863Paul Felix Weingartner: Germany -- Conductor (Zara, Dalmatia)
  • 1864Ben Webster: London, England -- Actor (Old Curiosity Shop)
  • 1876Hakon Borresen: Composer
  • 1879Adolf Herckenrath: Flemish playwright / poet (Avondvlam)

Died on Jun 2

  • 0657Eugene I: Italian Pope (654-7)
  • 1564Gellius Faber [Jelle Smit]: Fries theologist
  • 1572Thomas Howard 4th Duke of Norfolk: English Earl, executed at 36
  • 1575Pieter Aertsen [Long Worm]: Painter, dies at about 65
  • 1597Diederik Sonoy: German / Netherlands Governor of Northern quarter, dies at 67
  • 1632Ernst Casimir: Count of Nassau-Dietz / Mayor of Friesland, dies at 58
  • 1639Floris II van Pallandt: Earl of Culemborg / politician, dies at 62
  • 1676John de Haen: Vice-admiral (Kijkduin / Palermo), dies in battle
  • 1678Pieter the Great: Regent / diplomat, dies at 63
  • 1750Johann Valentin Rathgeber: German composer, dies at 68
  • 1812John W de Winter: Dutch Vice-Admiral, dies at battle at Kamperduin at 51
  • 1839Wijnand YY Nuijen: Painter / lithographer (Wrecked), dies at 26
  • 1864George Pierce Doles: US businessman / Confederate Brigadier General, dies at 34
  • 1865John E Feisser: Founder (1st Dutch baptist church), dies at 59
  • 1873Francois Hainl: Composer, dies at 65
  • 1879E Louis JJ Napoleon Bonaparte: Crown prince, dies in battle at 23
  • 1882Guiseppi Garibaldi: Italian rebel leader, dies at 74
  • 1896Gerhard Rohlfs: German explorer (Abbsynia / Ethiopia)
  • 1901James A Herne [J Aherne]: US playwright (Margaret Fleming)
  • 1908Redvers H Buller: English General, dies at 68
  • 1927Eduard GHH Cuypers: Architect (De Hooge Vuursche), dies at 67
  • 1927Freidrich Hegar: Composer, dies at 85
  • 1927Lizzie Borden: Accused murderer, dies at 68
  • 1937Louis Vierne: Composer, dies at 66
  • 1940Willem E Roelofs: Painter / cartoonist
  • 1941Lou Gehrig: 1st baseman (New York Yankee), dies at 37 of ALS in Riverdale, New York
  • 1947Hermann Darewsky: Composer, dies at 64
  • 1949Dynam-Victor Fumet: Composer, dies at 82
  • 1949Ernest Ford: Composer, dies at 91
  • 1950Stanislas Bizot: French checker player (world champ 1925), dies at 70

Historical events on June 3

  • 1098After 5-month siege in 1st Crusade, the Crusaders seize Antioch Turkey
  • 1357Peace of Aat
  • 1509Henry VIII married wife No 1, Catherine of Aragon
  • 1539Hernando De Soto claims Florida for Spain
  • 1540Hernando de Soto crosses Appalachian Mountain, 1st European to do so
  • 1621Dutch West India Company receives charter for "New Netherlands" (NY)
  • 1621WIC, West Indian Co, under Heeren XIX, founded
  • 1665Duke of York defeats Dutch fleet off the coast of Lowestoft
  • 1748Amsterdam establishes municipal postal service
  • 1752Moscow houses and churchs destroyed by fire
  • 1770Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo founded in California
  • 1781Jack Jouett rides to warn Jefferson of British attack
  • 1789Alex Mackenzie explores Mackenzie River (Canada)
  • 1818Maratha Wars between British and Maratha Confederacy in India ends
  • 18334th national black convention meets (Philadelphia)
  • 18511st baseball uniforms worn, New York Knickerbockers wear straw hat, white shirt and blue long trousers
  • 1856Cullen Whipple patents screw machine
  • 1860Comanche, Iowa completely destroyed by 1 of a series of tornadoes
  • 18611st Civil War land battle-Union defeats Confederacy at Philippi, West Virginia
  • 1864Gen Lee wins his last victory of Civil War at Battle of Cold Harbor
  • 1871Jesse James and his gang robs Obocock Bank (Corydon Iowa), of $15,000
  • 1875Alexander Graham Bell makes 1st voice transmission
  • 1876Lacrosse introduced in Britain and Canada
  • 1884John Lynch (R-MS) chosen 1st black major-party National convention chair
  • 188624 Christians burn to death in Namgongo Uganda
  • 1888"Casey at the Bat" published (SF Examiner)
  • 1906Belgian King Leopold II calls Congo his private possession
  • 1911"Come Josephine in My Flying Machine" hits #1
  • 1913Dutch 1st Chamber accepts Health laws
  • 1916National Defense Act establishes ROTC

Born on June 3

  • 1610Jacob Neefs: Flemish engraver / publisher, baptised
  • 1657Manuel de Egues: Composer
  • 1685Cornelis Hop: Amsterdam regent / diplomat
  • 1726James Hutton: Edinburgh, Scotland -- Geologist
  • 1738Johann Christoph Oley: Composer
  • 1746James Hook: Composer
  • 1750Frederic Thieme: Composer
  • 1761Henry Scrapnel: English inventor (shrapnel shell)
  • 1770Manuel Belgrano: Argentina
  • 1771Sydney Smith: Woodford Essex, United Kingdom -- Preacher / Reformer / author
  • 1773Caspar G C Reinwardt: German / Dutch biologist
  • 1773Michael Gottard Fischer: Composer
  • 1780William Hone: England, United Kingdom -- Author / bookseller (Every-Day Book)
  • 1782Charles Waterton: Eccentric naturalist / pioneer
  • 1801Frantisek Jan Skroup: Composer
  • 1804Richard Cobden: West, Sussex -- Founder (Anti-Corn-Law League)
  • 1812Pieter Mijer: Dutch Governor-General of the Netherlands Indies (1866-72)
  • 1815Martin Edward Green: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
  • 1819Johann Barthold Jongkind: Lattrop, Netherlands -- Dut / Fr painter (Winter Scenes)
  • 1819Thomas Ball: United States -- Sculptor / painter / singer
  • 1824Charles Kinnaird Graham: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1828Jean Alexander Ferdinand Poise: Composer
  • 1828Jose Inzenga y Castellanos: Composer
  • 1829Alfonse Charles Renaud de Vilback: Composer
  • 1831Otho French Strahl: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
  • 1832Alexander Charles Lecocq: Composer
  • 1839Paul Lindau: German playwright / critic (Der Herr im Hause)
  • 1840Eugeen van Oye: Flemish writer / poet (Morning Twilight)
  • 1841Eduardo Caudella: Composer
  • 1843Frederik VIII CWK: King of Denmark (1906-12)

Died on June 3

  • 0545Chlotilde: Wife of French King Clovis / saint, dies at about 70
  • 1107Kilidj Arslan I: Seldjoeken Sultan, dies in battle
  • 1594Michel Renichon: Priest, executed
  • 1661Gottfried Scheidt: Composer, dies at 67
  • 1679Jean-Francius Miller: Painter, buried
  • 1688Maximilian H of Bayern: Prince-bishop of Luik, dies at 66
  • 1732Pieter Vuyst: Dutch Governor-General of Ceylon, executed
  • 1764Hans A Brorson: Danish Poet / Bishop of Ribe, dies at 69
  • 1804Jean-Engelbert Pauwels: Composer, dies at 35
  • 1809John "Christmas" Beckwith: Composer, dies at 58
  • 1849Francois de Paule Jacques Raymond de Fossa: Composer, dies at 73
  • 1858Julius Reubke: Composer, dies at 24
  • 1861Stephen A Douglas: "Little Giant", senator (Lincoln Debates)
  • 1864James P McMahon: US Union Colonel (164th NY), dies in battle
  • 1864Peter A Porter: US Union Colonel (8th NY), dies in battle
  • 1872Heinrich Esser: Composer, dies at 53
  • 1877Frank Pocock: British explorer, drowned in the Congo
  • 1881Japanese giant salamander: Dies in Dutch zoo at 55 as the oldest amphibian
  • 1888Cark Reidel: Composer, dies at 60
  • 1890Henryk Oskar Kolberg: Composer, dies at 76
  • 1898Nikolai Afanisev: Composer, dies at 77
  • 1898Samuel Plimsoll: English MP ( Folkestone), dies at 74
  • 1913Josef Richard Rozkosny: Composer, dies at 79
  • 1924Franz Kafka: Czech writer (Trial, Amerika, Metamorphosis), dies at 40
  • 1933William Muldoon: Belfast NY, boxing commissioner, dies at 88
  • 1943Folkert E Posthuma: Minister of Agriculture
  • 1946Michail I Kalinin: President (Supreme Soviet), dies at 60
  • 1949Amedos Peter Giannine: Founder of Bank of America dies at 79
  • 1959Ole Windingstad: Composer, dies at 73
  • 1963John XXIII [Angelo G Roncalli]: Pope (1958-63), dies at 81