June 1855 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 US adventurer William Walker conquers Nicaragua, reestablishes slavery
  • Jun 2 The Portland Rum Riot occurs in Portland, Maine.
  • Jun 5 Anti-foreign anti-Roman Catholic Know-Nothing Party's 1st convention
  • Jun 17 Heavy French/British bombing of Sebastopol, Crimea: 2,000+ killed
  • Jun 20 Commissioners appointed to lay out SF streets west of Larkin
  • Jun 28 The Sigma Chi Fraternity was founded at Miami University

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 14 Robert Marion La Follette, Wisconsin, presidential candidate (Progressive)

Weddings in History

  • Jun 16 Salvation Army founder William Booth marries Catherine Mumford

Deaths in History

  • Jun 16 John Gorrie, American physician (b. 1803)
  • Jun 29 John Gorrie, American scientist (b. 1802)