What Happened in June 1822

Historical Events

Historic Event

Jun 6 Alexis St. Martin shot in the stomach and treated by physician William Beaumont on Mackinac Island. Leads Beaumont to conduct digestion experiments through hole in St. Martin's stomach.

  • Jun 9 Charles Graham of New York patents porcelain false teeth

Historic Event

Jun 14 Charles Babbage proposes a "difference engine" in a paper to the Royal Astronomical Society entitled "Note on the application of machinery to the computation of astronomical and mathematical tables"

  • Jun 16 Denmark Vesey (aka Telemaque) Black American carpenter accused of planning a slave rebellion in South Carolina; tried and convicted, later executed by hanging
  • Jun 18 Part of US-Canadian boundary determined
  • Jun 21 Slave revolt leaders Denmark Vesey and Peter Poyas arrested in South Carolina

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 10 John Jacob Astor III, American businessman (Astor Estate holdings), born in New York (d. 1890)
  • Jun 11 Samuel Davis Sturgis, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1889)
  • Jun 13 Carl Schmidt, Baltic German chemist, born in Mitau, Russian Empire (d. 1884)
  • Jun 18 Henry David Leslie, British choral and orchestral conductor, and composer, born in London, England (d. 1896)
  • Jun 23 Young Marshall Moody, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1866)
  • Jun 24 Birkett D. Fry, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Kanawha County, Virginia (d. 1891)

Famous Weddings

  • Jun 29 Nephew of Napoleon, biologist and ornithologist Prince Charles Bonaparte marries cousin Zenaide Bonaparte

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 19 John Bray, English-born American actor and composer (The Indian Princess), dies on his 40th birthday
  • Jun 25 Ernst T. Amadeus Hoffmann, German writer, judge and composer, dies at 46