What Happened in June 1825

Historical Events

  • Jun 4 Unseasonable hurricane hits NYC
  • Jun 11 The first cornerstone is laid for Fort Hamilton in New York City
  • Jun 19 Gioacchino Rossini's "Il viaggio a Reims" premieres
  • Jun 20 Coronation of Charles X, the last Bourbon king of France
  • Jun 22 British Parliament abolishes feudalism and the seigneurial system in British North America

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 John Hunt Morgan, Brigadier General (Confederate cavalry commander)
  • Jun 5 Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry, American politician (Rep-Ala, 1857-61), born in Lincoln County, Georgia (d. 1903)
  • Jun 7 R. D. Blackmore, English novelist (Norie, Lorna Doone), born in Longworth, Berkshire, England (d. 1900)
  • Jun 10 Sondre Norheim, Norwegian skier (d. 1897)
  • Jun 10 Princess Hildegard of Bavaria d. 1864
  • Jun 12 John Cook, American bugler (Union Army), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1910)
  • Jun 13 Benjamin Jefferson Hill, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1880)
  • Jun 21 William Stubbs, English historian and Anglican bishop of Oxford, born in High Street, Knaresborough, England (d. 1901)
  • Jun 24 Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1844)
  • Jun 28 Emil Erlenmeyer, German chemist (Erlenmeyer flask), born in Wehen, Duchy of Nassau (d. 1909)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 4 Ferdinand I, King of Sicily/Naples (Ferdinand IV), dies
  • Jun 5 Odysseas Androutsos, hero in the Greek War of Independence
  • Jun 9 M Pauline Bonaparte, Corsican duchess of Parma/Guastalla, dies at 44
  • Jun 11 Daniel D. Tompkins, American politician, 6th US Vice President (1817-25), dies at 50
  • Jun 13 Johann Peter Melchior, German sculptor, dies at 82

Person of interestPierre Charles L'Enfant

Jun 14 Pierre Charles L'Enfant, French-born American architect who laid out Washington, D.C., dies at 70

Washington D.C. Architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant
Washington D.C. Architect
Pierre Charles L'Enfant