Historical Events in June 1822

Historic Event

Jun 6 Alexis St. Martin shot in the stomach and treated by physician William Beaumont on Mackinac Island. Leads Beaumont to conduct digestion experiments through hole in St. Martin's stomach.

  • Jun 9 Charles Graham of New York patents porcelain false teeth

Historic Event

Jun 14 Charles Babbage proposes a "difference engine" in a paper to the Royal Astronomical Society entitled "Note on the application of machinery to the computation of astronomical and mathematical tables"

  • Jun 16 Denmark Vesey (aka Telemaque) Black American carpenter accused of planning a slave rebellion in South Carolina; tried and convicted, later executed by hanging
  • Jun 18 Part of US-Canadian boundary determined
  • Jun 21 Slave revolt leaders Denmark Vesey and Peter Poyas arrested in South Carolina