On This Day

Historical Events in June 1845

  • Jun 1 Homing pigeon completes 11,000 km trip (Namibia-London) in 55 days

Historic Event

Jun 10 Andrew Jackson's African Grey parrot "Poll" is removed from his funeral for swearing at The Hermitage, Tennessee. Funeral attendee William Menefee Norment recorded: "Before the sermon and while the crowd was gathering, a wicked parrot that was a household pet got excited and commenced swearing so loud and long as to disturb the people and had to be carried from the houseā€

  • Jun 12 George Abernethy becomes 1st governor of Oregon Country