On This Day

What Happened in June 1824

Historical Events

  • Jun 4 First free press (without government approval) founded in Australia - the Hobart Town Gazette by ex-convict Andrew Bent [1]
  • Jun 8 Washing machine patented by Noah Cushing of Quebec
  • Jun 17 US Bureau of Indian Affairs established
  • Jun 21 Greek War of Independence: Egyptian forces capture Psara in the Aegean Sea

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 2 Samuel Wilks, British Physician and founding father of clinical science, born in London, England
  • Jun 3 Charles Kinnaird Graham, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1889)
  • Jun 8 James Loudon, Dutch politician, Governor-General of Dutch East Indies (1872-75), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1900)
  • Jun 8 William Montgomery Gardner, American Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1901)
  • Jun 13 Julius Eichberg, German composer, born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1893)
  • Jun 18 Johannes Heykamp, Catholic archbishop of Utrecht
  • Jun 20 George Edmund Street, English architect, born in Woodford, London (d. 1881)
  • Jun 20 John Tyler Morgan, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Athens, Tennessee (d. 1907)
  • Jun 22 Frédéric Louis Ritter, French composer and conductor, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1891)
  • Jun 23 Carl Reinecke, German pianist, composer and teacher (Undine Sonata), born in Altona, Holstein (d. 1910)

William Thomson

Jun 26 William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Irish-Scottish mathematical physicist (Kelvin Scale) and engineer (transatlantic telegraph), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1907)

  • Jun 26 Moritz Fürstenau, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1889)
  • Jun 28 Paul Broca, French brain surgeon and anthropologist (located speech center), born in Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, France (d. 1880)
  • Jun 28 William T. Wofford, Brigadier General (Confederate Army-American Civil War), born in Toccoa, Habersham County, Georgia (d. 1884)
  • Jun 29 Victor van Hinsbergh, Dutch engraver (PTT Stempels)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 14 Agustín de Betancourt, Spanish civil engineer (steam engines, hot air balloons), dies at 68
  • Jun 16 Charles-François Lebrun, duc de Plaisance, Third Consul of France (b. 1739)
  • Jun 18 Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1790-1801), dies at 55
  • Jun 21 Étienne Aignan, French writer and translator, dies at 51