What Happened in June 1841

Historical Events

  • Jun 14 1st Canadian parliament opens in Kingston, Ontario
  • Jun 24 Fordham University (then St John's College), opens in the Bronx
  • Jun 28 The Théâtre de l'Académie Royale de Musique in Paris premieres the ballet Giselle

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 3 Eduardo Caudella, composer
  • Jun 5 Marie of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange Nassau, born in Wassenaar, Netherlands (d. 1910)
  • Jun 6 Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish novelist (Dziurdziowie), born in Milkowszczyzna, Poland (d. 1910)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 David Wilkie, Scottish artist (b. 1785)
  • Jun 3 Nicolas Appert, French inventor of airtight food preservation (food canning, bouillon tablet), dies at 91