On This Day

What Happened in June 1847

Historical Events

  • Jun 10 Chicago Tribune begins publishing

InventionHistoric Invention

Jun 14 Robert Bunsen invents the Bunsen burner

Chemist Robert Bunsen
Chemist
Robert Bunsen
  • Jun 22 First ring doughnut supposedly created by Hanson Gregory
  • Jun 27 New York & Boston linked by telegraph wires

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 6 Gerben Postma, [Ids], Frisian writer (Swealtsjeblommen)
  • Jun 8 Ida McKinley, US First Lady (1897-1901) and wife of the 25th US President William McKinley, born in Canton, Ohio (d. 1907)
  • Jun 11 Millicent Fawcett, English leader of women's rights, born in London (d. 1929)
  • Jun 24 Gaston Salvayre, French composer, born in Toulouse, France (d. 1916)
  • Jun 28 Sveinbjörn Sveinbjörnsson, Icelandic composer (Lofsöngur - National Anthem of Iceland), born in Seltjarnarnes, Iceland (d. 1927)
  • Jun 30 Jacob Theodoor Cremer, Dutch tobacco magnate and administrator for the Deli Company in Sumatra, born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1923)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 7 Adolph Gopel, German mathematician, dies at 35
  • Jun 9 Pierre-Simon Ballanche, French philosopher/poet (Orphée), dies
  • Jun 11 John Franklin, English rear admiral and explorer (Arctic), dies at 61