What Happened in June 1837

Historical Events

  • Jun 11 The Broad Street Riot occurs in Boston, fueled by ethnic tensions between English-Americans and Irish-Americans
  • Jun 13 1st Mormon missionaries to British Isles leave Kirtland, Ohio

Historic Invention

Jun 17 Charles Goodyear obtains his 1st rubber patent

  • Jun 18 Spain gets new Constitution

Historic Event

Jun 20 Queen Victoria at 18 ascends British throne following death of uncle King William IV. She rules for 63 years till 1901

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 7 Alois Hitler, father of Adolf Hitler, born in Strones, Waldviertel, Austrian Empire (d. 1903)
  • Jun 8 Jan KleczyƄski Sr., Polish painist and composer, born in Janiewicze, Russian Empire (d. 1895)
  • Jun 8 Moritz Heyne, German germanist (Beowulf), born in Weissenfels, Germany (d. 1906)
  • Jun 16 Eli Long, American Bvt Major General (Union Army), born in Woodford County, Kentucky (d. 1903)
  • Jun 17 Strong Vincent, American army officer (died famously at Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg), born in Waterford, Pennsylvania (d. 1863)

Paul MorphyPaul Morphy (1837-1884)

Jun 22 American chess player considered the greatest of his era (1857-61), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Jun 23 Ernest Guiraud, French opera composer (Piccolino; Sylvie), arranger (Bizet), and teacher, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1892)
  • Jun 26 Martin Davis Hardin II, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Jacksonville, Illinois (d. 1923)
  • Jun 26 Victor Girardey, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Lauw, France (d. 1864)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 14 Giacomo Leopardi, Italian poet and philosopher (The Poems of Leopardi), dies at 38
  • Jun 16 Valentino Fioravanti, Italian composer, dies at 72
  • Jun 19 Aleksander Bestuzhev-Marlinsky, Russian author, dies in battle at 39
  • Jun 20 Giovanni Furno, composer, dies at 89
  • Jun 20 William IV, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1830-37), dies at 71