On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1816

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Volcanic EruptionEruption of Mount Tambora

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

Famous Deaths

  • Christiane Vulpius, wife of Johann W von Goethe, dies at 51