What Happened on June 7, 1862

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Gen B Butler orders William Mumford hanged after he removed & destroyed US flag on display over New Orleans Mint
  • Skirmish at Union Church, VA (Peninsular)
  • The United States and Britain agree to suppress the slave trade.

Famous Birthdays

  • Philipp Lenard, Austrian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)

Famous Deaths

  • William B Mumford, 1st US citizen hanged for treason, at 42