On This Day

Historical Events in June 1869

Historic Invention

Jun 1 Thomas Edison granted his first patent for the Electric Vote Recorder (U.S. Patent 90,646)

  • Jun 2 Cleveland's Forest City play their 1st game (vs Cincinnati Red Stockings)
  • Jun 5 3rd Belmont: C Miller aboard Fenian wins in 3:04.25
  • Jun 8 Ives W. McGaffey of Chicago patents the 1st vacuum cleaner, calls it a "sweeping machine"
  • Jun 10 'Agnes' arrives in New Orleans with 1st ever shipment of frozen beef
  • Jun 15 World's 1st plastic Celluloid is patented by John Wesley Hyatt, Albany, NY
  • Jun 15 Mike McCoole (US) defeats Tom Allen (England) in bare-knuckle bout

Historic Event

Jun 21 William James 'the Father of American Psychology' passes his medical examination at Harvard Medical School

  • Jun 28 Amsterdam typographer strike