On This Day

Famous People Who Died in June 1871

  • Jun 2 George Stevens, English jockey (record 5 Grand National wins), dies from fractured skull at 38
  • Jun 7 Thomas Jackson Rodman, American military inventor of the rodman gun and perforated-cake gunpowder, dies on duty at 54
  • Jun 8 Satank, Kiowa indian chief, shot to death

Anna Atkins

Jun 9 Anna Atkins, English botanist, photographer and the 1st person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images, dies of paralysis, rheumatism, and exhaustion at 72

  • Jun 18 George Grote, British historian (History of Greece), dies at 76