What Happened in June 1819

Historical Events

  • Jun 12 Dutch colonial troops driven out of Palembang, Sumatra
  • Jun 20 320 ton Savannah becomes 1st steamship to cross any ocean (Atlantic)

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Jun 23 First editions of "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." by Washington Irving released, featuring story "Rip Van Winkle"


Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 3 Johann Barthold Jongkind, Lattrop Neth, Dut/Fr painter (Winter Scenes)
  • Jun 3 Thomas Ball, American sculptor/painter/singer
  • Jun 5 John Couch Adams, English astronomer (co-discover Neptune), born in Laneast, Launceston, Cornwall (d. 1892)
  • Jun 6 William Howard Glover, English composer, born in London, England (d. 1875)
  • Jun 10 J D Gustave Courbet, French realist painter (Demoiselles the la Seine)
  • Jun 12 Charles Kingsley [Parson Lot], English vicar and historian (Westward Ho!), born in Holne Vicarage, England (d. 1875)
  • Jun 14 Henry J. Gardner, 23rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1892)
  • Jun 20 Jacques Offenbach, French composer (Tales of Hoffmann), born in Cologne, Germany
  • Jun 26 Abner Doubleday, Union general-major and inventor (baseball), born in Ballston Spa, New York (d. 1893)
  • Jun 27 Carl Albert Löschhorn, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1905)
  • Jun 30 William A Wheeler, (R) 19th VP (1877-81)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 26 Johann Wilhelm Stadler, composer, dies at 71
  • Jun 26 Slome Duikelar, [Abraham J Swalff], Yiddish writer, dies
  • Jun 30 Ernst Ludwig Gerber, composer, dies at 72