What Happened in June 1854

Historical Events

  • Jun 10 Georg F B Reiman proposes that space is curved
  • Jun 10 The first class of the United States Naval Academy students graduate.
  • Jun 21 First Victoria Cross won during bombardment of Bomarsund in the Aland Islands (Crimean War)
  • Jun 23 Antwerp-Roosendaal railway goes into use
  • Jun 29 Netherlands allows corporal punishment

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 8 Douglas Colin Cameron, Canadian politician (d. 1921)
  • Jun 9 Gerardus J P J Bolland, Dutch philosopher (Bolland Society)
  • Jun 13 Charles Algernon Parsons, British inventor (steam turbine)
  • Jun 14 Frederik Rung, composer
  • Jun 18 Edward Wyllis Scripps, publisher/journalist
  • Jun 19 Alfredo Catalani, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 26 Robert Borden, 8th Prime Minister of Canada (C: 1911-20), born in Grand-Pre, Nova Scotia (d. 1937)

8th Prime Minister of Canada Robert Borden
8th Prime Minister of Canada
Robert Borden

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 29 English Novelist and author of "Jane Eyre" Charlotte Brontë marries curate Arthur Bell Nicholls

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 7 Charles Baudin, French admiral (b. 1792)