On This Day

What Happened in June 1817

Historical Events

  • Jun 8 An uprising involving three hundred workers in the English town of Pentrich begins but is quashed almost immediately

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 17 Thomas Maley Harris, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Wood County, West Virginia (d. 1906)
  • Jun 21 James Brewerton Ricketts, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1887)
  • Jun 26 Branwell Brontë [Patrick Branwell Brontë], English painter and writer and brother of the writers Charlotte, Emily and Anne, born in Thornton, West Yorkshire, England (d. 1848)
  • Jun 30 Joseph Dalton Hooker, British botanist and director of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, born in Halesworth, Suffolk (d. 1911)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 13 Richard Edgeworth, Anglo-Irish inventor and educationalist, dies at 73
  • Jun 18 Joannes Siberg, Dutch Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (1801-05), dies
  • Jun 23 Otto Carl Erdmann Kospoth, Prussian composer, dies at 63
  • Jun 24 Thomas McKean, US attorney (signed US Declaration of Independence), dies at 83
  • Jun 30 Abraham Gottlob Werner, German geologist