What Happened in June 1808

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 1st US land-grant university founded-Ohio Univ, Athens, Ohio
  • Jun 15 Joseph Bonaparte becomes King of Spain

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 3 Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America (1861-65), born in Fairview, Kentucky (d. 1889)

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
  • Jun 10 Friedrich Kaiser, Dutch astronomer (Kaiser compass-card)
  • Jun 11 Charles Henry Poor, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1882)
  • Jun 17 Everhardus J Potgieter, Dutch writer/publisher (The Guide)
  • Jun 17 Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian author (d. 1845)
  • Jun 20 Samson Raphael Hirsch, German rabbi (d. 1888)
  • Jun 24 Anna Caroline Oury, composer
  • Jun 28 Cristina di Trivulzio di Belgioioso, Italian princess/politician

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 11 Giovanni Battista Cirri, composer, dies at 83
  • Jun 16 Georg Wenzel Ritter, composer, dies at 60