What Happened in June 1866

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 General Dutch Typographer Union forms
  • Jun 1 Renegade Irish Fenians from US invade Fort Erie, Ontario
  • Jun 2 Renegade Irish Fenians surrender to US forces
  • Jun 7 1,800 Fenian raiders are repelled back to the United States after they loot and plunder around Saint-Armand and Frelighsburg, Quebec
  • Jun 11 The Agra High Court (ow the Allahabad High Court) is established in India.
  • Jun 13 US House of representatives passes 14th Amendment (Civil rights)
  • Jun 15 Prussia attacks Austria
  • Jun 20 Italy declares war on Austria
  • Jun 24 Second Battle at Custozza: the Austrian Imperial army, joined by the Venetian Army decisively defeated the Italian army, despite the Italians' strong numerical advantage

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 3 George Howells Broadhurst, English director (d. 1952)
  • Jun 4 Miina Sillanpää, Finnish politician (d. 1952)
  • Jun 13 Lambertus Zijl, sculptor (Trade scholarship)
  • Jun 20 Ivans, [Jacob van Schevichaven], Dutch lawyer/detective writer
  • Jun 20 Lord George ESMH Carnarvon, England, egyptologist (Tutanchamon)
  • Jun 26 Josef Swickard, German actor (The Wizard of Oz, Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities), born in Coblenz, Germany (d. 1940)
  • Jun 29 Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Ukrainian statesman (d. 1934)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 5 John McDouall Stuart, Australian explorer (b. 1815)
  • Jun 7 Chief Seattle, Native American leader
  • Jun 16 Joseph Méry French poet (b. 1798)
  • Jun 17 Lewis Cass, American military officer and politician (U.S. Senator-Michigan), dies at 83
  • Jun 18 Jacobus T Abels, painter, dies at 62
  • Jun 23 Samuel Sarphati, Amsterdam physician/social activist, dies at 53
  • Jun 25 Alexander von Nordmann, Finnish zoologist (b. 1803)