On This Day

Historical Events in June 1855

  • Jun 1 US adventurer William Walker conquers Nicaragua, reestablishes slavery
  • Jun 2 The Portland Rum Riot occurs in Portland, Maine
  • Jun 5 Anti-foreign anti-Roman Catholic Know-Nothing Party's 1st convention

Music Premiere

Jun 13 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Les vêpres sicilenne" (The Sicilian Vespers) premieres at the Paris Opéra

  • Jun 17 Heavy French/British bombing of Sebastopol, Crimea: 2,000+ killed
  • Jun 20 Commissioners appointed to lay out San Francisco streets west of Larkin
  • Jun 28 The Sigma Chi Fraternity was founded at Miami University