On This Day

What Happened in June 1811

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 7 James Young Simpson, Scottish obstetrician who popularized chloroform for medicinal use, born in Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland (d. 1870)

Person of interestHarriet Beecher Stowe

Jun 14 Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author (Uncle Tom's Cabin), born in Litchfield, Connecticut (d. 1896)

Abolitionist and Author Harriet Beecher Stowe
Abolitionist and Author
Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Jun 17 Jón Sigurðsson, Icelandic independence fighter and Icelandic historian, born in Hrafnseyri, Arnarfjörður, Iceland (d. 1879)
  • Jun 19 Henry Prince, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Eastport, Maine (d. 1892)
  • Jun 21 Carlo Matteucci, Italian physicist and neurophysiologist (bioelectricity), born in Forlì, Papal States (d. 1868)
  • Jun 24 John Archibald Campbell, American jurist and Supreme Court justice (1853–61), born in Washington, Georgia (d. 1889)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 11 Charles Frederick, liberal ruler of Baden, dies at 82
  • Jun 19 Samuel Chase, American judge (signed US Declaration of Independence), dies at 70