What Happened in June 1849

Historical Events

  • Jun 5 Danish National Day-Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy
  • Jun 12 Gas mask patented by Lewis Haslett (Louisville Ky)
  • Jun 21 Battle at Waghausel: Prussian troops beat Baden rebels
  • Jun 22 Stephen C Massett opens concert at San Francisco courthouse using only piano in Calif

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 2 Paul-Albert Besnard, French painter/graphic artist (La femme)
  • Jun 8 Juliaan Dillens, Flemish sculptor (Anspach Monument)
  • Jun 9 Joseph Vezina, composer
  • Jun 9 Michael Peter Ancher, Danish painter (d. 1927)
  • Jun 27 Harriet Hubbard Ayer, beauty cream maufacturer & expert/columnist
  • Jun 29 Sergei J Witte, Neth/Russ count/premier Russia
  • Jun 29 John Hunn, American businessman (d. 1926)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 3 Francois de Paule Jacques Raymond de Fossa, composer, dies at 73
  • Jun 10 Friedrich Wilhelm Michael Kalkbrenner, composer, dies at 63
  • Jun 10 Thomas Robert Bugeaud, Marshal of France and duke of Isly (b. 1784)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 15 James Knox Polk, 11th US President (1845-1849), dies in Nashville Tenn at 53

11th US President James Knox Polk
11th US President
James Knox Polk