On This Day

What Happened in June 1843

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 It snows in Buffalo and Rochester, NY, & Cleveland, Ohio

Historic Event

Jun 1 Sojourner Truth leaves NY to begin her career as antislavery activist

  • Jun 24 Vincenzo Soliva decrees no Jew can live outside ghetto in Italy
  • Jun 26 Hong Kong proclaimed a British Crown Colony

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Henry Faulds, Scottish fingerprinting pioneer (d. 1930)
  • Jun 3 Frederik VIII, King of Denmark (1906-12)
  • Jun 5 Samuel Garman, American zoologist, ichthyologist, herpetologist, and namesake of a Jamaican lizard, born in Indiana County, Pennsylvania (d. 1927)

Susan Blow

Jun 7 Susan Blow, American educator who pioneered kindergarten education and was known as the "Mother of the Kindergarten", born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1916)

  • Jun 9 Bertha von Suttner, Austrian novelist and pacifist (1st woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1905), born in Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia (d. 1914)
  • Jun 10 Heinrich von Herzogenberg, Austrian composer, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1900)
  • Jun 15 Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer (Bewitched One), born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1907)
  • Jun 16 David Popper, composer
  • Jun 16 Jan Malat, Czech composer (d. 1915)
  • Jun 19 Charles-Édouard Lefebvre, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1917)
  • Jun 30 Ernest Mason Satow, British diplomat and scholar, born in Clapton, London, England (d. 1929)

Famous Weddings

Karl Marx

Jun 19 Philosopher Karl Marx (25) weds Jenny von Westphalen in Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 6 Friedrich Hölderlin, German poet and dramatist (b. 1770)
  • Jun 22 Gabriele Prota, Italian composer, dies at 88