What Happened in June 1831

Historical Events

  • Jun 4 National Congress selects Leopold von Saksen-Coburg as King of Belgium
  • Jun 6 2nd US national black convention (Philadelphia)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 John Bell Hood, Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
  • Jun 2 Benjamin Hardin Helm, Brigadier General (Conf)/Lincoln's brother-in-law
  • Jun 2 Jan G Palm, Curacao, bandmaster/choir master/composer
  • Jun 3 Otho French Strahl, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • Jun 5 Marcus Joseph Wright, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1922)
  • Jun 7 Amelia Edwards, English author and Egyptologist (d. 1892)
  • Jun 8 Thomas J. Higgins, decorated Union Army soldier (d. 1917)
  • Jun 10 W. A. Remy [Wilhelm Mayer], Austro-Bohemian composer (d. 1898)
  • Jun 13 James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish physicist (electromagnetic theory, speed of light), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1879)
  • Jun 26 Julius Rodenberg, [Levy], German writer (Kriegs-Songs of War & Peace)
  • Jun 28 Joseph Joachim, Kittsee Germany, violinist (Hungarian Concerto)
  • Jun 29 William Thomas Clark, American politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 1905)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 30 Soldier and future Confederate General Robert E. Lee (24) marries Mary Custis (22) at Arlington House, Arlington Virginia

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 8 Sarah Kemble Siddons, English tragic actress (Fatal Marriage, Lady Macbeth), dies at 75
  • Jun 10 Hans Karl von Diebitsch, Russian field marshal (b. 1785)
  • Jun 15 Peter Fuchs, composer, dies at 78
  • Jun 16 Joseph Ignaz Schnabel, composer, dies at 64

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 27 Sophie Germain, French mathematician, dies at 55

Mathematician Sophie Germain
Sophie Germain