What Happened in June 1869

Historical Events

1stHistoric Invention

Jun 1 Thomas Edison granted his first patent for the Electric Vote Recorder (U.S. Patent 90,646)

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison
  • Jun 2 Cleveland's Forest City play their 1st game (vs Cincinnati Red Stockings)
  • Jun 5 3rd Belmont: C Miller aboard Fenian wins in 3:04.25
  • Jun 8 Ives W. McGaffey of Chicago patents the 1st vacuum cleaner, calls it a "sweeping machine"
  • Jun 9 Charles Elmer Hires sells his 1st root beer (Philadelphia)
  • Jun 10 'Agnes' arrives in New Orleans with 1st ever shipment of frozen beef
  • Jun 15 Celluloid patented by John Wesley Hyatt, Albany, NY
  • Jun 15 Mike McCoole (US) defeats Tom Allen (England) in bare-knuckle bout

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 21 William James passes his medical examination

Father of American psychology William James
Father of American psychology
William James
  • Jun 28 Amsterdam typographer strike

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 2 Jack O'Connor, baseball player (d. 1937)
  • Jun 3 Maria Radulphus, inspector on Curacao (Radulphus College)
  • Jun 4 Boudouin LPMCAJL, prince of Belgium/count of Vlaanderen
  • Jun 6 Siegfried Wagner, German opera composer/conductor
  • Jun 10 Gustave Vanzype, Belgian literary/headed La Gazette
  • Jun 13 Ede Poldini, Hungarian composer (La poupée valsante), born in Pest (d. 1957)
  • Jun 22 Hendrikus Colijn, Dutch premier (AR 1933-39)
  • Jun 26 Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish writer (d. 1954)
  • Jun 27 Emma Goldman, anarchist/publisher (Mother Earth)
  • Jun 27 Kate Carew, American caricaturist (d. 1961)
  • Jun 27 Hans Spemann, German embryologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1941)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 3 Composer Georges Bizet (30) weds Genevieve Halevy

Composer Georges Bizet
Georges Bizet

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 15 Albert Grisar, composer, dies at 60
  • Jun 16 Charles Sturt, English explorer (b. 1795)
  • Jun 20 Toshizou Hijikata, Shinsengumi vice-commander (b. 1835)