What Happened in June 1820

Historical Events

  • Jun 28 Tomato is proven to be non-poisonous by Colonel Robert Gibbon eating a tomato on steps of courthouse in Salem, New Jersey

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 13 WF Hendrik, the Navigator, prince of the Netherlands/admiral
  • Jun 14 John Bartlett, American editor (compiled Familiar Quotations)
  • Jun 16 Athanase Coquerel, French Protestant preacher (d. 1875)
  • Jun 18 Martin Andreas Udbye, composer
  • Jun 24 Henry Rootes Jackson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1898)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 9 Wilhelmina FS, princess of Prussia/Orange, dies at 68

Person of interestJoseph Banks

Jun 19 Joseph Banks, English natural historian (Cook/Australia), dies

Botanist and explorer Joseph Banks
Botanist and explorer
Joseph Banks
  • Jun 20 Manuel Belgrano, Argentine lawyer and politician (b. 1770)