What Happened in June 1844

Historical Events

  • Jun 6 Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) forms in London

1stHistoric Invention

Jun 15 Charles Goodyear patents the vulcanization of rubber

  • Jun 22 Influential North American fraternity Delta Kappa Epsilon is founded at Yale University.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Galusha Pennypacker, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1916)
  • Jun 1 John J. Toffey, American Civil War hero (d. 1911)
  • Jun 3 Detlev [Freiherr Friedrich A von] Liliencron, German poet
  • Jun 3 Emile Paladilhe, composer
  • Jun 3 Garret Augustus Hobart, (R) 24th US VP (1897-99)
  • Jun 6 Konstantin Savitsky, Russian painter (d. 1905)
  • Jun 10 J Albert Neuhuys, Dutch painter (Haagse school)
  • Jun 10 Karl Hagenbeck, German animal trainer (Von Tieren und Menschen)
  • Jun 14 Edouard Naville, Swiss egyptologist
  • Jun 21 Ernest F Cambier, Belgian colonial pioneer (1st railway Congo)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 3 Louis-Antoine Bourbon, French duke of Angouleme, dies
  • Jun 15 Thomas Campbell, poet (Ye Mariners of England), dies at 66
  • Jun 19 √Čtienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French naturalist (b. 1772)
  • Jun 27 Hyrum Smith, founder/leader (Mormon Church), shot by mob in Carthage Ill

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 27 Joseph Smith Jr, American founder of the Mormon Church, shot by a mob at 38

Religious Leader Joseph Smith Jr
Religious Leader
Joseph Smith Jr