What Happened in June 1868

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Texas constitutional convention meets in Austin
  • Jun 1 Treaty of Bosque Redondo is signed allowing the Navajos to return to their lands in Arizona and New Mexico.
  • Jun 4 Van Bosse/Fock government begins
  • Jun 9 1st meeting of Board of Regents, University of California
  • Jun 10 2nd Belmont: Bobby Swim aboard General Duke wins in 3:02
  • Jun 13 Oscar J Dunn (a black) is elected Lt Governor of Louisiana
  • Jun 19 Maj Gen E R S Canby removes mayor of Columbia SC
  • Jun 21 Wagner's opera "Meistersinger von Nuernberg" premieres in Munich
  • Jun 22 Arkansas re-joins the US
  • Jun 23 Christopher Latham Sholes patents the "Type-writer"
  • Jun 25 FL, AL, LA, GA, NC & SC readmitted to US
  • Jun 25 US President Andrew Johnson passes a law that government workers would work 8 hr day

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 3 Lvar Henning Mankell, composer
  • Jun 3 Aristides Agramonte y Simoni, Camag├╝ey Cuba, Cuban-American Physician, Pathologist and Bacteriologist (yellow fever)
  • Jun 5 James Connolly, Irish socialist (d. 1916)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 6 Robert Falcon Scott, British leader of ill-fated south pole expedition, born in Plymouth, England (d. 1912)

Polar Explorer Robert Scott
Polar Explorer
Robert Scott
  • Jun 7 Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish architect, designer, and illustrator (d. 1928)
  • Jun 14 Karl Landsteiner, Austria, immunologist/pathologist (Nobel 1930)
  • Jun 18 Miklos Horthy von Nagybanya, Hungarian admiral/regent (1910-44)
  • Jun 19 Heinrich Schenker, [A Niloff], Austrian musicologist (Urlinie)
  • Jun 20 Helen Miller Shepard, philanthropist/established Hall of Fame
  • Jun 21 Edwin Stephen Goodrich, English zoologist (d. 1946)
  • Jun 29 George Ellery Hale, American astronomer (d. 1938)
  • Jun 30 C V France, Bradford England, actor (Skin Game, Adventure in Blackmail)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 1 James Buchanan, 15th US president (1857-61), dies at 77

15th US President James Buchanan
15th US President
James Buchanan
  • Jun 5 Anselm Huttenbrenner, composer, dies at 73

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Jun 9 James Brooke, British adventurer and 1st Rajah of Sarawak (1841-68), dies of a stroke at 65

1st White Rajah of Sarawak James Brooke
1st White Rajah of Sarawak
James Brooke
  • Jun 10 Michael Obrenovic, ruler of Sweden, murdered
  • Jun 22 Heber C. Kimball, American religious leader (b. 1801)
  • Jun 25 Carlo Matteucci, Italian physicist (b. 1811)