On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1816

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
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Famous Deaths

  • Christiane Vulpius, wife of Johann W von Goethe, dies at 51
1816 Highlights

About June 6, 1816

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 204 years, 4 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Gemini