What Happened in June 1848

Historical Events

  • Jun 2 The Slavic congress in Prague begins.
  • Jun 5 Statue of prince William the Silent, Prince of Orange, unveiled
  • Jun 10 1st telegraph link between NYC & Chicago
  • Jun 10 Battle at Vicenza: Austrians beat Sardinia-Piemonte

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jun 22 Barnburners (anti-slavery) party nominates Martin Van Buren for President

8th US President Martin Van Buren
8th US President
Martin Van Buren
  • Jun 22 Beginning of the June Days uprising in Paris by French workers
  • Jun 23 Bloody insurrection of workers in Paris
  • Jun 26 1st pure food law enacted in US
  • Jun 26 End of the June Days uprising in Paris by French workers

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Otto Valdemar Malling, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 7 Paul Gauguin, [Eugene Henri], French post-impressionist painter who worked in French Polynesia, born in Paris (d. 1903)

Painter and Sculptor Paul Gauguin
Painter and Sculptor
Paul Gauguin
  • Jun 24 Brooks Adams, US philosopher (Theory of Social Revolutions)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 27 Denis-Auguste Affre, archbsp of Paris (1840-48), shot to death at 54
  • Jun 27 Zschokke, writer, dies