On This Day

What Happened in June 1838

Historical Events

  • Jun 4 First baseball-type game in Canada played at Beachville, Upper Canada
  • Jun 10 Myall Creek Massacre in Australia: 28 Aboriginal Australians are murdered
  • Jun 12 Hopkins Observatory, dedicated in Williamstown, Massachusetts
  • Jun 12 Iowa Territory forms with Burlington as its capital

UKCoronation of Queen Victoria

Jun 28 Coronation of Queen Victoria in Westminster Abbey, London
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Coronation of Queen Victoria in Westminster Abbey by Sir George Hayter
Coronation of Queen Victoria in Westminster Abbey by Sir George Hayter

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 2 Grand Duchess Alexandra Petrovna (d. 1900)
  • Jun 4 Servaas Daems [Peeter Klein], Flemish writer (Lute & Flute), born in Noorderwijk, Netherlands (d. 1903)
  • Jun 10 Meyer van Beem, Dutch actor (Mottige Janus, Black Venus), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1924)
  • Jun 16 Cushman Davis, American politician (d. 1900)
  • Jun 23 Edwin Henry Stoughton, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Chester, Vermont (d. 1868)
  • Jun 24 Gustav von Schmoller, German economist (Lectern Socialism), born in Heilbronn, Germany (d. 1917)
  • Jun 27 Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Indian novelist (Anandamath), born in Naihati, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1894)
  • Jun 27 Paul Mauser, German weapon designer, born in Oberndorf am Neckar, Kingdom of Württemberg (d. 1914)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 25 François-Nicolas-Benoît Haxo, French Army general, dies at 64