What Happened on June 7, 1862

Historical Events

  • Skirmish at Union Church, Virginia (Peninsular)
  • The United States and Britain agree to suppress the slave trade

Execution of William Mumford

Union General Benjamin Butler orders William Mumford hanged after he removed and destroyed US flag on display over New Orleans Mint

1862 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Philipp Lenard, Austrian physicist (Nobel 1905), born in Pozsony, Austria-Hungary (d. 1947)
Born in 1862

Famous Deaths

  • William B. Mumford, 1st US citizen hanged for treason, at 42

About June 7, 1862

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 161 years and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini