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Historical Events in June 1847

  • Jun 10 Chicago Tribune begins publishing

InventionHistoric Invention

Jun 14 Robert Bunsen invents the Bunsen burner

Chemist Robert Bunsen
Chemist
Robert Bunsen

Famous PhotoFirst Photo of Lightning?

Jun 18 American photographer Thomas Martin Easterly takes the earliest known photograph of lightning using the daguerreotype process in St. Louis, Missouri [1]

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Cabinet card photo of a daguerreotype by Thomas Martin Easterly, showing streaks of lightning
Cabinet card photo of a daguerreotype by Thomas Martin Easterly, showing streaks of lightning
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  • Jun 22 First ring doughnut supposedly created by Hanson Gregory
  • Jun 27 New York & Boston linked by telegraph wires