What Happened in June 1846

Historical Events

  • Jun 5 Telegraph line opens between Philadelphia & Balt
  • Jun 8 Battle at Gwanga: British troops beat Bantu
  • Jun 10 Robert Thomson obtains an English patent on a rubber tyre
  • Jun 14 Belgian Liberal Party forms
  • Jun 14 California (Bear Flag) Republic proclaimed in Sonoma, declaring independence from Mexico
  • Jun 15 Oregon Treaty signed, setting US-British boundary at 49°N
  • Jun 19 First offically recognised baseball game (played by Cartwright Rules) - NY Nines 23 defeat Knickerbockers 1 at Hoboken, New Jersey
  • Jun 24 Residency tax on Jews of Hungary abolished
  • Jun 28 Saxophone is patented by Antoine Joseph Sax

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 4 Josef Sittard, music writer
  • Jun 7 Wladyslaw Gorski, composer
  • Jun 11 William Louis Marshall, American general and engineer (d. 1920)
  • Jun 19 Antonio Abetti, Italian astronomer (d. 1928)
  • Jun 27 Charles S Parnell, English/Irish Home Rule Party-Lower house member
  • Jun 30 Ricardo Drigo, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Gregory XVI, [Bartolomeo A Cappellari]/Mauro, Pope dies at 80
  • Jun 20 Pieter Adams, architect of Rotterdam, dies at about 67
  • Jun 28 Adrian van de Ende, vicar/protestant reformer, dies at 77