On This Day

Historical Events in June 1851

  • Jun 2 1st US alcohol prohibition law enacted (Maine)
  • Jun 3 1st baseball uniforms worn when the NY Knickerbockers wear a uniform of straw hats, white shirts and blue long trousers

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Jun 5 Anti-slavery novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe first published in serial form in "The National Era"

Abolitionist and Author Harriet Beecher Stowe
Abolitionist and Author
Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Jun 9 San Francisco Committee of Vigilance forms (1st time)
  • Jun 15 Jacob Fussell, Baltimore dairyman, sets up 1st ice-cream factory
  • Jun 22 Fire destroys part of San Francisco, including City Hall and Jenny Lind Theatre, city's seventh fire in 2 years
  • Jun 30 Battle of Viervoet (Basotho-British war)