On This Day

What Happened in June 1826

Historical Events

  • Jun 15 Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II abolishes the elite Janissary corps executing thousands for treason to make way for a more modern army
  • Jun 20 Siam and Britain sign trade and peace treaty
  • Jun 21 Maniots defeat Egyptians under Ibrahim Pasha in the Battle of Vergas

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Carl Bechstein, German piano inventor
  • Jun 1 Hermann Zopff, composer
  • Jun 5 Ivar Hallström, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1901)
  • Jun 6 Sarah Parker Remond, African-American abolitionist, born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 1894)
  • Jun 16 Constantin von Ettingshausen, Austrian geologist and botanist (d. 1897)
  • Jun 24 George Goyder, English surveyor-general of South Australia, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1898)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Jean Frédéric Oberlin, Alsatian pastor (b. 1740)
  • Jun 3 Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin, Russian writer (b. 1766)
  • Jun 5 Carl Maria von Weber, German romantic composer (Der Freischutz), dies at 39
  • Jun 7 Joseph von Fraunhofer, German physicist (b. 1787)