What Happened in June 1865

Historical Events

  • Jun 2 At Galveston, Kirby-Smith surrenders Trans-Mississippi Dept
  • Jun 8 Tristanderl und Zusholde, premieres
  • Jun 9 Battle of Grand Gulf, MS
  • Jun 10 Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde" 1st performance Munich Germany

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 13 President Andrew Johnson proclaims reconstruction of confederate states

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • Jun 19 Union General Granger declares slaves are free in Texas
  • Jun 22 1st class cricket debut of Dr W G Grace
  • Jun 23 At Fort Towson, General Stand Watie surrenders last sizeable confederate army
  • Jun 28 The Army of the Potomac is disbanded
  • Jun 30 8 alleged conspirators in assassination of Lincoln are found guilty

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 2 George Lohmann, cricketer (England's great bowler late 19th cent)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 3 George V, King of Great Britain (1910-36), born in Marlborough House, London, (d. 1936)

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • Jun 7 Guido Gasperini, composer
  • Jun 9 Carl Nielsen, Norre-Lyndelse Denmark, composer (Det Uuslukkelige)
  • Jun 9 Lucien-Denis-Gabriel-Alberic Magnard, French composer
  • Jun 10 Frederick A Cook, US, explorer (claimed falsely to be at North Pole)
  • Jun 10 Frederick Cook, American explorer, claimed to have 1st discovered North Pole, born in Callicoon, New York (d. 1940)
  • Jun 11 Jan H Leopold, Dutch poet (translated Omar Khayyam)
  • Jun 13 William Butler Yeats, Ireland, poet (Wild Swans at Coole-Nobel 1923)
  • Jun 14 Auguste Jean Maria Charles Serieyx, composer
  • Jun 15 L H Perquin, Dutch religious radio speaker
  • Jun 15 Paul Gilson, Belgian composer, born in Brussels (d. 1942)
  • Jun 19 Alfred Hugenberg, German RC pres-dir of Krupp/media magnate
  • Jun 19 May Whitty, actress (Mrs Miniver, Suspicion), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jun 21 Albert Herbert Brewer, composer
  • Jun 24 Robert Henri, US painter, leader of Ashcan school of painting
  • Jun 26 Bernard Berenson, art critic (Italian Painters of the Renaissance)
  • Jun 26 Charles E Bonin, French explorer/diplomat (China)
  • Jun 26 George C Pearce, actor (Country Kid, British Agent, Valiant)
  • Jun 28 Otto Julius Bierbaum, German writer/journalist (Remarkable Stories)
  • Jun 29 Shigechiyo Izumi, once thought to be the world's oldest man ever but birth date now disputed (120 y 237 d)
  • Jun 29 William E Borah, lawyer/(Sen-R-Id)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 2 John E Feisser, founder (1st Dutch baptist church), dies at 59
  • Jun 2 Ner Alexander Middleswarth, American politician (b. 1783)
  • Jun 3 Okada Izō, Japanese samurai (b. 1838)
  • Jun 8 Joseph Paxton, English architect, gardener and MP (Crystal Palace), dies at 61
  • Jun 13 Cleaveland J Campbell, Union brig-general, dies at about 29
  • Jun 15 Edmun Ruffin, US secessionist/writer, commits suicide
  • Jun 15 Jakob Zeugheer, composer, dies at 61
  • Jun 21 Frances Adeline Seward, wife of United States Secretary of State William H. Seward (b. 1824)