On This Day

June 1819 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 12 Dutch colonial troops driven out of Palembang, Sumatra
  • Jun 20 320 ton Savannah becomes 1st steamship to cross any ocean (Atlantic)

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Jun 23 First editions of "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." by Washington Irving released, featuring story "Rip Van Winkle"


Birthdays in History

  • Jun 3 Johann Barthold Jongkind, Lattrop Neth, Dut/Fr painter (Winter Scenes)
  • Jun 5 John Couch Adams, English astronomer (co-discover Neptune), born in Laneast, Launceston, Cornwall (d. 1892)
  • Jun 10 Gustave Courbet, French realist painter (Demoiselles the la Seine), born in Ornans, Doubs, Kingdom of France (d. 1877)
  • Jun 12 Charles Kingsley [Parson Lot], English vicar and historian (Westward Ho!), born in Holne Vicarage, England (d. 1875)
  • Jun 14 Henry Gardner, 23rd Governor of Massachusetts (1855-58), born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (d. 1892)
  • Jun 30 William A. Wheeler, American politician (19th Vice President of the United States), born in Malone, New York (d. 1887)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 26 Slome Duikelar, [Abraham J Swalff], Yiddish writer, dies