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 This day in History - June 2
370 Historic Events for June 2
1839

Wijnand YY Nuijen, painter/lithographer (Wrecked), dies at 26

Death
1840

Thomas Hardy, England, poet/novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd)

Birth
1842

Constantly AM Cap, Flemish poet/etcher

Birth
1849

Paul-Albert Besnard, French painter/graphic artist (La femme)

Birth
1851

1st US alcohol prohibition law enacted (Maine)

Event
1857

James Gibbs, Va, patents chain-stitch single-thread sewing machine

Event
1857

Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Denmark, poet (Poutnici Svetem, Nobel 1917)

Birth
1857

Edward William Elgar, Broadheath Engld, composer (Pomp and Circumstance)

Birth
1858

Harry Rowe Shelley, composer

Birth
1858

Donati Comet 1st seen named after it's discoverer

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1862

Raid at Early's: Maryland towards Washington DC

Event
1862

Gen Robert E Lee takes command of Confederate armies of E VA and NC

Event
1863

Paul Felix Weingartner, Germany, conductor (Zara, Dalmatia)

Birth
1863

Harriet Tubman leads Union guerrillas into Maryland, freeing slaves

Event
1864

Battle of Cold Harbour, Day 2

Event
1864

Ben Webster, London England, actor (Old Curiosity Shop)

Birth
1864

George Pierce Doles, US businessman/Confed brig-general, dies at 34

Death
1865

At Galveston, Kirby-Smith surrenders Trans-Mississippi Dept

Event
1865

George Lohmann, cricketer (England's great bowler late 19th cent)

Birth
1865

John E Feisser, founder (1st Dutch baptist church), dies at 59

Death
1866

Renegade Irish Fenians surrender to US forces

Event
1869

Cleveland's Forest City play their 1st game (vs Cin Red Stockings)

Event
1873

Fran‡ois Hainl, composer, dies at 65

Death
1873

Construction begins on Clay St (SF) for world's 1st cable railroad

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1875

James Augustine Healey became 1st Black Catholic Bishop in US

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