On This Day

What Happened in June 1846

Historical Events

  • Jun 5 Telegraph line opens between Philadelphia and Baltimore
  • Jun 8 Battle at Gwanga: British troops beat Bantu
  • Jun 10 Robert Thomson obtains an English patent on a rubber tyre
  • Jun 14 Belgian Liberal Party forms
  • Jun 14 California (Bear Flag) Republic proclaimed in Sonoma, declaring independence from Mexico
  • Jun 15 Oregon Treaty signed, setting US-British boundary at 49°N
  • Jun 19 First officially recognised baseball game (played by Cartwright Rules) - NY Nines 23 defeat Knickerbockers 1 at Hoboken, New Jersey
  • Jun 24 Residency tax on Jews of Hungary abolished
  • Jun 28 Saxophone is patented by Antoine-Joseph "Adolfe" Sax

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 4 Josef Sittard, German musicologist and music critic, born in Vital, Aachen, Germany (d. 1903)
  • Jun 7 Władysław Górski, Polish violinist, composer and teacher, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1915)
  • Jun 11 William Louis Marshall, American general and engineer, born in Washington, Kentucky (d. 1920)
  • Jun 19 Antonio Abetti, Italian astronomer, born in San Pietro di Gorizia (d. 1928)
  • Jun 27 Charles Stewart Parnell, English-Irish Home Rule Party leader, born in Avondale, County Wicklow, Ireland (d. 1891)
  • Jun 30 Ricardo Drigo, Italian composer, born in Padua, Italy (d. 1930)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Gregory XVI [Bartolomeo Alberto Mauro Cappellari], Pope (1831-1846), dies at 80
  • Jun 20 Pieter Adams, architect of Rotterdam, dies at about 67
  • Jun 28 Adriaan van den Ende, Dutch vicar and educationalist, dies at 77