What Happened in June 1812

Historical Events

  • Jun 4 Louisiana Territory officially renamed "Missouri Territory"

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jun 8 Robert Jenkinson becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after Spencer Perceval's assassination

British Prime Minister Robert Jenkinson
British Prime Minister
Robert Jenkinson
British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval
British Prime Minister
Spencer Perceval
  • Jun 18 War of 1812 begins as US declares war against Britain

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Jun 22 Upon learning of plans by the Americans to execute a surprise attack, Laura Secord walks 32 km to warn the British troops, which results in a British surprise victory at the Battle of Beaver Dams

Canadian War Heroine Laura Secord
Canadian War Heroine
Laura Secord

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 24 Napoleon Bonaparte's forces invade Russia crossing the Neman River

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 3 Pieter Mijer, Dutch gov-gen of Neth Indies (1866-72)
  • Jun 7 Theophilus Toulmin Garrard, Brig Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1902)
  • Jun 8 Robert Schumann, Zwickau Germany, composer (Neue Zeitschrift fuer Musik)
  • Jun 8 Spyridon Xyndas, composer
  • Jun 9 Hermann von Fehling, German chemist (Fehling's reagens)
  • Jun 9 Johann G Galle, German astronomer (discovered Neptune)
  • Jun 12 Edmond Hébert, French geologist (d. 1890)
  • Jun 14 Fernando Wood, New York City mayor (d. 1881)
  • Jun 18 Ivan Goncharov, Russia, novelist/travel writer (Oblomov)
  • Jun 21 Moses Hess, Jewish socialist and nationalist (d. 1875)
  • Jun 27 John Pike Hullah, English composer, born in Worcester (d. 1884)
  • Jun 28 Rudolf von Alt, Austrian painter

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 2 John W de Winter, Dutch vice-adm, dies at battle at Kamperduin at 51
  • Jun 16 Franz Pforr, German painter/cartoonist (Lukasbund), dies at 23