What Happened in June 1850

Historical Events

  • Jun 4 Empire Engine Company No 1 organized
  • Jun 4 Self-deodorizing fertilizer patented in England
  • Jun 14 Fire destroys part of San Francisco, starts in bakery chimney
  • Jun 17 Paddle-wheeler "G P Griffith" burns off Mentor Ohio (206 die)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 29 British ex-Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel falls off his horse; he died three days later

British Prime Minister Robert Peel
British Prime Minister
Robert Peel
  • Jun 29 Autocephaly Officially Granted by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to The Church of Greece.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 5 Pat Garrett, American Western lawman (d. 1908)
  • Jun 6 Karl F Braun, Germany, co-developed wireless telegraphy (Nobel 1909)
  • Jun 18 Richard Heuberger, composer
  • Jun 19 David Jayne Hill, American diplomat (d. 1932)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 24 Horatio Kitchener, British General who commanded British forces during the Battle of Omdurman (Sudan) and the Second Boer War who became British Secretary of State for War during WWI (1914-16), born in Ballylongford, County Kerry, Ireland (d. 1916)

General and Secretary of War Horatio Kitchener
General and Secretary of War
Horatio Kitchener
  • Jun 27 Ivan Vazov, Bulgaria, poet/novelist/playwright (Under the Yoke)
  • Jun 27 Jacob Adolf Hagg, composer
  • Jun 27 Lafcadio Hearn, US, journalist/author (Chita)
  • Jun 27 Jørgen Pedersen Gram, Danish mathematician (d. 1919)
  • Jun 29 Joseph Paul Skelly, composer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 13 Poet Alfred Tennyson (40) weds Emily Sellwood (36)

  • Jun 19 Swedish/Norwegian crown prince Charles weds Dutch princess Wilhelmina

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 4 Willem F Mauritius HK, prince of Orange, dies at 74
  • Jun 12 Jean V Constant de Rebecque, Swiss/Dutch army leader, dies at 77
  • Jun 16 William Lawson explorer of New South Wales, Australia (b. 1774)
  • Jun 18 Antoni Weinert, composer, dies at 99