June 1856 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 3 Cullen Whipple patents a machine for making screws
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 14 Andrey Markov, Russian mathematician (Markov Chain)
  • Jun 19 Elbert Hubbard, US editor, publisher and author (Message to Garcia)
  • Jun 22 Henry Rider Haggard, British author (King Solomon's Mines, She, Dawn), born in Bradenham, England (d. 1925)
  • Jun 30 Gerrit Kalff, writer (history of Dutch writers)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 5 Industrialist Samuel Colt (41) weds philanthropist Elizabeth Hart Jarvis (29)

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Inventor/Industrialist
Samuel Colt

Deaths in History

  • Jun 11 Friedrich H von der Hagen, German germanist, dies at 76
  • Jun 15 David Cox, English painter (Treatise on Landscape Paint), dies at 73
  • Jun 23 Ivan Kireevsky, Russian literary critic and philosopher (b. 1806)