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Historical Events in June 1845

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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€

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • Jun 12 George Abernethy becomes 1st governor of Oregon Country