On This Day

What Happened in June 1813

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Captain John Lawrence utters Navy motto "Don't give up the ship"
  • Jun 6 US invasion of Canada halted at Stoney Creek (Ontario)
  • Jun 21 Peninsular War: Battle of Vitoria
  • Jun 24 Battle of Beaver Dams - British and native forces defeat US forces (War of 1812)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 5 Prosper Philippe Catherine Sainton, French composer, born in Toulouse, France (d. 1890)
  • Jun 6 Israel Washburn Jr., American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Maine (1853-61), born in Livermore, Massachusetts (d. 1883)
  • Jun 8 David Dixon Porter, United States Navy admiral, born in Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1891)
  • Jun 16 Otto Jahn, German archaeologist (d. 1869)
  • Jun 18 Pavel Annenkov, Russian literature historian (Zametsjatelnoje desjatileti), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1887)
  • Jun 24 Henry Ward Beecher, American clergyman/orator (Independent), born in Litchfield, Connecticut (d. 1887)
  • Jun 25 William High Keim, American politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Reading, Pennsylvania (d. 1862)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 6 Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart, French architect
  • Jun 17 Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, English sailor and politician, dies at 86
  • Jun 28 Gerhard JD von Scharnhorst, Prus min of War (1807-10), dies in battle