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Historical Events in June 1822

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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

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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"

Inventor Charles Babbage
Charles Babbage
  • Jun 16 Denmark Vessy leads slave rebellion in South Carolina
  • Jun 18 Part of US-Canadian boundary determined
  • Jun 21 Slave revolt leaders Denmark Vesey and Peter Poyas arrested in South Carolina