What Happened in June 1818

Historical Events

  • Jun 3 Maratha Wars between British & Maratha Confederacy in India ends
  • Jun 10 Pesaro opera theater opens with Rossini's "La gaza ladra"

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 3 Louis Faidherbe, French general (d. 1889)
  • Jun 17 Charles Francois Gounod, opera composer (Faust), born in Paris, France
  • Jun 17 Sophia Frederika Mathilde, queen of Netherlands/wife of William III
  • Jun 21 Ernst II, duke of Saxon-Coburg-Gotha (1844-93)/composer
  • Jun 21 Joseph Abel Haskin, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1874)
  • Jun 23 Simon Vissering, Dutch economist/minister of Finances (1879-81)
  • Jun 30 Edward John Hopkins, English organist and composer, born in London (d. 1901)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 4 John van Well, choreographer/mime (Pierrot), dies at 44
  • Jun 12 Egwale Seyon, Emperor of Ethiopia
  • Jun 29 Carl P Fohr, German painter/cartoonist, dies at 22