What Happened in June 1813

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Capt John Lawrence utters Navy motto "Don't give up the ship"
  • Jun 6 US invasion of Canada halted at Stoney Creek (Ont)
  • Jun 21 Peninsular War: Battle of Vitoria.
  • Jun 24 Battle of Beaver Dam - British & Indian forces defeat US forces (War of 1812)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 5 Prosper Philippe Catherine Sainton, composer
  • Jun 6 Israel Washburn, gov (Union), (d. 1883)
  • Jun 8 David Dixon Porter, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1891)
  • Jun 16 Otto Jahn, German archaeologist (d. 1869)
  • Jun 18 Pavel Annenkov, Rus literature historian (Zametsjatelnoje desjatileti)
  • Jun 24 Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman/orator (Independent), born in Litchfield, Connecticut
  • Jun 25 William Hugh Keim, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 6 Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart, French architect
  • Jun 17 Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, English sailor and politician (b. 1726)
  • Jun 28 Gerhard JD von Scharnhorst, Prus min of War (1807-10), dies in battle