What Happened in June 1851

Historical Events

  • Jun 2 1st US alcohol prohibition law enacted (Maine)
  • Jun 3 1st baseball uniforms worn, NY Knickerbockers wear straw hat, white shirt & blue long trousers
  • Jun 9 SF Committee of Vigilance forms (1st time)
  • Jun 15 Jacob Fussell, Baltimore dairyman, sets up 1st ice-cream factory
  • Jun 22 Fire destroys part of San Francisco, including City hall and Jenny Lind Theatre
  • Jun 30 Battle of Viervoet (Basotho-British war)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 8 Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval, French physicist (d. 1940)
  • Jun 9 Charles Joseph Bonaparte, French politician (d. 1921)
  • Jun 12 Oliver Joseph Lodge, England, early radio pioneer
  • Jun 19 Billy Midwinter, Australian cricketer (d. 1890)
  • Jun 21 Daniel Carter Beard, US, organized 1st boy scout troop