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 Henry the Navigator, prince of the Netherlands, third son of King William II of the Netherlands, born in Soestdijk Palace, Netherlands (d. 1879)
  • Jun 14 John Bartlett, American writer and publisher (compiled Familiar Quotations), born in Plymouth, Massachusetts (d. 1905)
  • Jun 16 Athanase Coquerel, French Protestant preacher (d. 1875)
  • Jun 18 Martin Andreas Udbye, Norwegian composer and organist, born in Trondheim, Norway (d. 1889)
  • Jun 24 Henry R. Jackson, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Athens, Georgia (d. 1898)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 9 Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange (1767-1806), dies at 68

Joseph Banks

Jun 19 Joseph Banks, English botanist and naturalist (accompanied Cook's 1st voyage on Endeavour to the Pacific), dies at 77

Manuel Belgrano

Jun 20 Manuel Belgrano, Argentine politician and Military Leader who took part in the Argentine Wars of Independence and created the Flag of Argentina, dies at 50


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