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)
  • Jun 24 Horatio Herbert Kitchener, County Kerry, Ireland, commander of the British forces during Anglo-Boer War
  • 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