On This Day

What Happened in June 1829

Historical Events

  • Jun 5 HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba
  • Jun 8 1st UK municipal swimming pool outside of London opens in Liverpool
  • Jun 10 The first Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race takes place

‘Bobbies’ Take To The Streets Of London

Jun 19 Robert Peel introduces the Metropolitan Police Act 1829 into Parliament to establish a unified police force for London, the city's 1st modern police force


Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 3 Alfonse Charles Renaud de Vilback, French organist and composer, born in Montpelier, France (d. 1884)

Charles Brooke

Jun 3 Charles Brooke, 2nd White Rajah of Sarawak (1868-1917), born in Burnham-on-Sea, England (d. 1917)

  • Jun 6 John Baillie McIntosh, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 1888)
  • Jun 6 Hon'inbō Shūsaku, Japanese professional Go player, born in Innoshima, Bingo Province, Japan (d. 1862)
  • Jun 8 John Everett Millais, English painter (Order of Release), born in Southampton, Hampshire, England (d. 1896)
  • Jun 9 Gaetano Braga, Italian composer, born in Giulianova, Italy (d. 1907)
  • Jun 11 Hendrik Gerhard, Founder (Dutch Social-Democratic), born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1886)
  • Jun 13 Antonio Zamara, Austrian harpist, teacher, and composer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1901)

Geronimo

Jun 16 Geronimo, Apache leader and resistance fighter, born in No-doyohn Canon, Mexico (d. 1909)


Famous Deaths

  • Jun 27 James Smithson, English scientist dies at about 64, his will leaves half a million dollars to the United States to establishes the Smithsonian Institute
  • Jun 27 Louis-Sébastien Lebrun, French composer, dies at 64