On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1831

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Thomas J. Higgins, Union Army soldier during the American Civil War, recipient of America's highest military decoration (Medal of Honor), born in Huntington, Quebec, Canada (d. 1917)

Famous Deaths

  • Sarah Kemble Siddons, English tragic actress (Fatal Marriage, Lady Macbeth), dies at 75