What Happened in June 1868

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Texas constitutional convention meets in Austin
  • Jun 1 Treaty of Bosque Redondo is signed allowing the Navajos to return to their lands in Arizona and New Mexico
  • Jun 4 Van Bosse/Fock government begins
  • Jun 9 1st meeting of Board of Regents, University of California
  • Jun 10 2nd Belmont: Bobby Swim aboard General Duke wins in 3:02
  • Jun 13 Oscar Dunn becomes first African American to be elected a Lieutenant Governor, of Louisiana
  • Jun 19 Major general E R S Canby removes mayor of Columbia, South Carolina
  • Jun 21 Wagner's opera "Meistersinger von Nuernberg" premieres in Munich
  • Jun 22 Arkansas re-joins the US
  • Jun 25 Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina readmitted to US
  • Jun 25 US President Andrew Johnson passes a law that government workers would work 8 hr day

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 2 John Hope, American educator (President of Atlanta Baptist/Morehouse College,1906-36 and Atlanta University, 1929-36), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1936)
  • Jun 3 (Ivar) Henning Mankell, Swedish pianist and composer, born in Härnösand, Sweden (d. 1930)
  • Jun 3 Aristides Agramonte y Simoni, Cuban-American Physician, Pathologist and Bacteriologist (yellow fever), born in Camagüey, Cuba (d. 1931)
  • Jun 5 James Connolly, Irish socialist (founder of the Irish Socialist Republican Party), born in Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1916)

Robert Falcon Scott

Jun 6 Robert Falcon Scott, British leader of ill-fated south pole expedition, born in Plymouth, England (d. 1912)

  • Jun 7 Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish architect, designer, and illustrator, born in Townhead, Glasgow (d. 1928)
  • Jun 14 Karl Landsteiner, Austrian immunologist and pathologist (Nobel 1930 for the discovery of different blood groups), born in Baden bei Wien, Austria-Hungary (d. 1943)
  • Jun 18 Miklos Horthy von Nagybanya, Hungarian admiral/regent (1910-44)
  • Jun 19 Heinrich Schenker, Austrian musicologist (Urlinie) know for his Schenkerian analysis of music, born in Wisniowczyki, Austrian Galicia (d. 1935)
  • Jun 20 Helen Miller Shepard, American philanthropist who established Hall of Fame, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1938)
  • Jun 21 Edwin Stephen Goodrich, English zoologist, born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England (d. 1946)
  • Jun 29 George Ellery Hale, American astronomer (discovery of magnetic fields in sunspot), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1938)
  • Jun 30 C. V. France, British actor (The Skin Game, Adventure in Blackmail), born in Bradford, England (d. 1949)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 5 Anselm Hüttenbrenner, Austrian composer, dies at 73

James Brooke

Jun 9 James Brooke, British adventurer and 1st Rajah of Sarawak (1841-68), dies of a stroke at 65

  • Jun 10 Michael Obrenovic, ruler of Serbia (1839-42,1860-68), murdered at 44
  • Jun 22 Heber C. Kimball, American religious leader (Church of the Latter Day Saints), dies at 67
  • Jun 25 Carlo Matteucci, Italian physicist and neurophysiologist (bioelectricity), dies at 57
  • Jun 25 Alexander Mitchell, Irish engineer (inventor of the screw-pile lighthouse), dies at 88