What Happened in June 1847

Historical Events

  • Jun 10 Chicago Tribune begins publishing
  • Jun 14 Robert von Bunsen invents the Bunsen burner
  • Jun 22 First ring doughnut supposedly created by Hanson Gregory
  • Jun 27 New York & Boston linked by telegraph wires

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 6 Gerben Postma, [Ids], Frisian writer (Swealtsjeblommen)
  • Jun 8 Ida Sazton McKinley, 1st lady (1897-1901)
  • Jun 11 Millicent Garrett Fawcett, leader (English women's movement)
  • Jun 24 Gervais Bernard Gaston Salvayre, composer
  • Jun 28 Sveinbjorn Sveinbjornsson, composer
  • Jun 30 Jacob T Cremer, min of Colonies/pres (Dutch Trading Comp)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 7 Adolph Gopel, German mathematician, dies at 35
  • Jun 9 Pierre-Simon Ballanche, French philosopher/poet (Orphée), dies
  • Jun 11 John Franklin, English sea captain and explorer (b. 1786)