On This Day

What Happened in June 1856

Historical Events

  • Jun 3 Cullen Whipple patents a machine for making screws
  • Jun 8 Pitcairn Islanders arrive on Norfolk Island
  • Jun 9 500 Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa, and head west for Salt Lake City, Utah, carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts
  • Jun 17 Republican Party opens its 1st national convention in Philadelphia

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 8 Natalia Janotha, Polish pianist and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1932)
  • Jun 14 Andrey Markov, Russian mathematician (Markov Chain), born in Ryazan, Russian Empire (d. 1922)
  • Jun 19 Elbert Hubbard, American editor, publisher and author (Message to Garcia), born in Bloomington, Illinois (d. 1915)
  • Jun 22 Henry Rider Haggard, British author (King Solomon's Mines, She, Dawn), born in Bradenham, England (d. 1925)
  • Jun 30 Gerrit Kalff, Dutch professor (history of Dutch writers), born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1923)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 5 Industrialist Samuel Colt (41) weds philanthropist Elizabeth Hart Jarvis (29)

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Inventor/Industrialist
Samuel Colt

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 11 Friedrich H von der Hagen, German germanist, dies at 76
  • Jun 23 Ivan Kireyevsky, Russian literary critic and philosopher, dies at 50
  • Jun 26 Max Stirner [Johann Kaspar Schmidt], German philosopher (Der Einzige), dies at 49