On This Day

What Happened in June 1845

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Homing pigeon completes 11,000 km trip (Namibia-London) in 55 days

Historic Event

Jun 10 Andrew Jackson's African Grey parrot "Poll" is removed from his funeral for swearing at The Hermitage, Tennessee. Funeral attendee William Menefee Norment recorded: "Before the sermon and while the crowd was gathering, a wicked parrot that was a household pet got excited and commenced swearing so loud and long as to disturb the people and had to be carried from the house”

  • Jun 12 George Abernethy becomes 1st governor of Oregon Country

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 7 Leopold von Auer, Hungarian-American violinist, born in Veszprém, Hungary (d. 1930)
  • Jun 9 Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto, Governor General of Canada and India, born in London (d. 1914)
  • Jun 17 Hendrik Peter Staal, Dutch reformed officer and politician, born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1920)
  • Jun 18 Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, French physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1922)
  • Jun 22 Tom Dula, American folk character (Tom Dooley) (d. 1868)
  • Jun 22 Richard Seddon, New Zealand politician (longest serving Prime Minister of New Zealand, 1893-1906), born in Eccleston, England (d. 1906)

Famous Deaths

Andrew Jackson

Jun 8 Andrew Jackson, American soldier and statesman (D) seventh US President (1828-37), dies at 78

  • Jun 15 Francesco Capaccini, Italian cardinal and diplomat, dies at 60