On This Day

What Happened in June 1842

Historical Events

Historic Expedition

Jun 15 John C. Frémont sets off from Kansas River on his first expedition of the Oregon Trail with frontierman Kit Carson as his guide

Historic Event

Jun 26 Ellen G. White is baptized by John Hobart in Portland, Maine


Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 2 Constantly AM Cap, Flemish poet/etcher
  • Jun 6 Steele MacKaye [James Morrison Steele MacKaye], American playwright and actor (Spectatorium, Paul Kauvar), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1894)
  • Jun 8 John Q. A. Brackett, American politician, 36th Governor of Massachusetts (1890-91), born in Bradford, New Hampshire (d. 1918)
  • Jun 11 Prince Alfred, Liechtenstein noble and politician, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1907)
  • Jun 11 Carl von Linde, German engineer and chemist who invented mechanical refrigeration, born in Berndorf, Germany (d. 1934)
  • Jun 12 Rikard Nordraak, Norwegian composer, born in Oslo, Norway (d.1866)
  • Jun 16 David Herold, American pharmacist's assistant who was part of the conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln, born in Maryland (d. 1865)
  • Jun 19 Carl Johann Adam Zeller, Austrian composer, born in Sankt Peter in der Au, Austria (d. 1898)

Ambrose Bierce

Jun 24 Ambrose Bierce, American writer and satirist (Devil's Dictionary, Nuggets & Dust), born in Meigs County, Ohio (d. 1914)

  • Jun 27 Jamie Anderson, Scottish golfer (British Open 1877-79), born in St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland (d. 1905)
  • Jun 29 Josef Labor, Austrian composer, born in Hořovice, Bohemia (d. 1924)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 12 Thomas Arnold, English educator and historian (History of Rome), dies at 46
  • Jun 20 Michael Umlauf, Austrian violinist, composer and conductor (premiere of Beethoven's 9th), dies at 60