What Happened in June 1839

Historical Events

  • Jun 7 Hawaiian Declaration of Rights is signed
  • Jun 14 First Henley Regatta held (it became the Henley Royal Regatta in 1851)
  • Jun 17 In the Kingdom of Hawaii, Kamehameha III issues the Edict of toleration which gives Roman Catholics the freedom to worship in the Hawaiian Islands. The Hawaii Catholic Church and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace is later established as a result

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 3 Paul Lindau, German playwright/critic (Der Herr im Hause)
  • Jun 10 Ludvig Holstein-Ledreborg, Council President of Denmark (d. 1912)
  • Jun 17 Fr. Arthur Tooth SSC, Anglican Clergyman prosecuted for ritualist activities (d. 1931)
  • Jun 18 William Henry Seward Jr, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1920)
  • Jun 21 Joaquim M Machado de Assic, Brazil, writer (Epitaph of a small winner)
  • Jun 21 Johannes P R Tak, Dutch liberal politician
  • Jun 21 John Decatur Barry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1867)
  • Jun 21 Machado de Assis, writer
  • Jun 24 Gustavus Franklin Swift, founded Swift & Co

Famous Weddings

  • Jun 18 Dutch prince Willem Alexander (later William III) weds cousin Princess Sophia

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 2 Wijnand YY Nuijen, painter/lithographer (Wrecked), dies at 26
  • Jun 9 Gerrit J Pijman, Dutch minister of War (1798-1800), dies at 89
  • Jun 10 Nathaniel Pryor, sgt of Lewis & Clark Expedition, dies
  • Jun 13 Martin-Pierre Dalvimare, composer, dies at 66
  • Jun 15 Hans Skramstad, composer, dies at 41
  • Jun 27 Ranjit Singh, gov of Lahore, dies
  • Jun 30 Johan O Wallin, Swedish poet/archbishop (Dead Angel), dies