Historical Events in June 1856

  • Jun 3 Cullen Whipple patents a machine for making screws
  • Jun 8 Pitcairn Islanders arrive on Norfolk Island
  • Jun 9 500 Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City, Utah carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts.
  • Jun 17 Republican Party opens its 1st national convention in Philadelphia