On This Day

What Happened on June 7, 1862

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • General B. Butler orders William Mumford hanged after he removed and destroyed US flag on display over New Orleans Mint
  • Skirmish at Union Church, Virginia (Peninsular)
  • The United States and Britain agree to suppress the slave trade

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

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