What Happened in June 1849

Historical Events

  • Jun 5 Danish National Day-Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy
  • Jun 12 Gas mask patented by Lewis Haslett (Louisville, Kentucky)
  • Jun 21 Battle at Waghausel: Prussian troops beat Baden rebels
  • Jun 22 Stephen C Massett opens concert at San Francisco courthouse using only piano in California

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 2 Paul-Albert Besnard, French painter and graphic artist (La femme), born in Paris, France (d. 1909)
  • Jun 8 Julien Dillens, Flemish sculptor (Anspach Monument), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1904)
  • Jun 9 Joseph Vezina, composer
  • Jun 9 Michael Peter Ancher, Danish painter (d. 1927)
  • Jun 23 John Hunn, American businessman and 51st Governor of Delaware, born in Odessa, Delaware (d. 1926)
  • Jun 27 Harriet Hubbard Ayer, American cosmetics manufacturer and columnist, born in Chicago (d. 1903)
  • Jun 29 Sergei Witte, 1st Prime Minister of Russia (1905-06), born in Tiflis, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire (d. 1915)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 3 Francois de Paule Jacques Raymond de Fossa, French classical guitarist and composer, dies at 73
  • Jun 10 Friedrich Kalkbrenner, German-French pianist and composer, dies at 63
  • Jun 10 Thomas Robert Bugeaud, Marshal of France and duke of Isly, dies at 64

Person of interestJames Knox Polk

Jun 15 James Knox Polk, 11th US President (1845-1849), dies in Nashville Tenn at 53

11th US President James Knox Polk
11th US President
James Knox Polk