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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 19 Sir Robert Peel introduces the Metropolitan Police Act 1829 into Parliament to establish a unified police force for London

British Prime Minister Robert Peel
British Prime Minister
Robert Peel

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 3 Alfonse Charles Renaud de Vilback, composer

Person of interestCharles Brooke

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

2nd White Rajah of Sarawak Charles Brooke
2nd White Rajah of Sarawak
Charles Brooke
  • Jun 6 John Baillie McIntosh, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 1888)
  • Jun 6 Shusaku Honinbo, Japanese Go player (d. 1862)
  • Jun 8 John Everett Millais, England, painter (Order of Release)
  • Jun 9 Gaetano Braga, composer
  • Jun 11 Hendrik Gerhard, Founder (Dutch Social-Democratic)
  • Jun 13 Antonio Zamara, composer

Person of interestGeronimo

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

Apache Leader Geronimo
Apache Leader

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 27 James Smithson, dies, his will establishes Smithsonian Institute
  • Jun 27 Louis-Sebastien Lebrun, composer, dies at 64