On This Day

What Happened in June 1816

Historical Events


Volcanic EruptionEruption of Mount Tambora

Jun 6 10" of snowfall in New England, part of a "year without a summer" which followed the eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia
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The massive Tambora volcano eruption
The massive Tambora volcano eruption
  • Jun 11 Gas Light Co of Baltimore founded
  • Jun 19 Battle of Seven Oaks between North West Company and Hudson's Bay Company, near Winnipeg, Manitoba

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 4 RĂ©gis de Trobriand, French aristocrat, lawyer and Bvt Mjr Gen (Union), born in Tours, France (d. 1897)
  • Jun 11 Robert Huston Milroy, American Major General (Union Army), born in Salem, Indiana (d. 1890)
  • Jun 19 William Henry Webb, American industrialist and philanthropist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1899)
  • Jun 29 Jacob van Zuylen van Nijevelt, Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs (1852-53), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1890)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 5 Giovanni Paisiello, Italian composer (Serva Padrona), dies at 76
  • Jun 6 Christiane Vulpius, wife of Johann W von Goethe, dies at 51
  • Jun 12 Pierre Augereau, Marshal of France and duc de Castiglione (b. 1757)