What Happened in June 1819

Historical Events

  • Jun 12 Dutch colonial troops driven out of Palembang, Sumatra
  • Jun 20 320 ton Savannah becomes 1st steamship to cross any ocean (Atlantic)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 23 First editions of "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." by Washington Irving released, featuring story "Rip Van Winkle"


Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 3 Johann Barthold Jongkind, Lattrop Neth, Dut/Fr painter (Winter Scenes)
  • Jun 3 Thomas Ball, American sculptor/painter/singer
  • Jun 5 John Couch Adams, English astronomer (co-discover Neptune)
  • Jun 6 William Howard Glover, composer
  • Jun 10 J D Gustave Courbet, French realist painter (Demoiselles the la Seine)
  • Jun 12 Charles Kingsley [Parson Lot], English vicar and historian (Westward Ho!)
  • Jun 14 Henry J. Gardner, 23rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1892)
  • Jun 20 Jacques Offenbach, French composer (Tales of Hoffmann), born in Cologne, Germany
  • Jun 26 Abner Doubleday, Mjr Gen (Union)/inventor (baseball) [or 1/26]
  • Jun 27 Carl Albert Loeschhorn, composer
  • Jun 30 William A Wheeler, (R) 19th VP (1877-81)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 26 Johann Wilhelm Stadler, composer, dies at 71
  • Jun 26 Slome Duikelar, [Abraham J Swalff], Yiddish writer, dies
  • Jun 30 Ernst Ludwig Gerber, composer, dies at 72