What Happened in June 1818

Historical Events

  • Jun 3 Maratha Wars between British and Maratha Confederacy in India ends

Music History

Jun 10 Pesaro opera theater opens with Gioachino Rossini's "La gaza ladra"

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 3 Louis Faidherbe, French general and colonel administrator in Senegal, born in Lille, France (d. 1889)
  • Jun 17 Charles Gounod, French opera composer (Faust), born in Paris, France (d. 1893)
  • Jun 17 Sophie of Württemberg, Queen of Netherlands as wife of William III, born in Ludwigsburg Palace, Stuttgart, Württemberg (d. 1877)
  • Jun 21 Ernst II, Duke of Saxon-Coburg-Gotha (1844-93) and composer, born in Ehrenburg Palace, Coburg, Germany (d. 1893)
  • Jun 21 Joseph Abel Haskin, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Troy, New York (d. 1874)
  • Jun 23 Simon Vissering, Dutch economist/minister of Finances (1879-81)
  • Jun 30 Edward John Hopkins, British chorister, organist (Temple Church, 1843-98), and composer, born in Westminster, England (d. 1901)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 4 John van Well, choreographer/mime (Pierrot), dies at 44
  • Jun 12 Egwale Seyon, Emperor of Ethiopia
  • Jun 29 Carl Philipp Fohr, German painter and cartoonist, dies at 22