On This Day

What Happened in June 1848

Historical Events

Historic Event

Jun 1 Revolutionary newspaper "Neue Rheinische Zeitung" founded by Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and the Communist League in Cologne

  • Jun 2 The Slavic congress in Prague begins.
  • Jun 5 Statue of prince William the Silent, Prince of Orange by Lodewyk Royer unveiled in The Hague's Het Plein
  • Jun 6 New York Yacht Club holds its first annual regatta; won by the schooner Carnelia
  • Jun 10 1st telegraph link between NYC & Chicago
  • Jun 10 Battle at Vicenza: Austrians beat Sardinia-Piemonte

Presidential Convention

Jun 22 Barnburners (anti-slavery) party nominates Martin Van Buren for President

  • Jun 22 Beginning of the June Days uprising in Paris by French workers
  • Jun 23 Bloody insurrection of workers in Paris
  • Jun 26 1st pure food law enacted in US
  • Jun 26 End of the June Days uprising in Paris by French workers

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Otto Valdemar Malling, Danish organist and composer (Det hellige Land, opus 46), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1915)

Paul Gauguin

Jun 7 Paul Gauguin [Eugene Henri], French post-impressionist painter who worked in French Polynesia, born in Paris (d. 1903)

  • Jun 24 Brooks Adams, American philosopher (Theory of Social Revolutions), born in Quincy, Massachusetts (d. 1927)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 26 Stevenson Archer, American judge and Congressmen from Maryland, dies at 61
  • Jun 27 Denis-Auguste Affre, Archbishop of Paris (1840-48) and opponent of King Louis-Philippe, shot to death at 54
  • Jun 27 Heinrich Zschokke, German Swiss writer, dies at 77