On This Day

June 1820 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 28 Tomato is proven to be non-poisonous by Colonel Robert Gibbon eating a tomato on steps of courthouse in Salem, New Jersey

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 13 Henry the Navigator, prince of the Netherlands, third son of King William II of the Netherlands, born in Soestdijk Palace, Netherlands (d. 1879)
  • Jun 14 John Bartlett, American writer and publisher (compiled Familiar Quotations), born in Plymouth, Massachusetts (d. 1905)
  • Jun 16 Athanase Coquerel, French Protestant preacher (d. 1875)
  • Jun 24 Henry R. Jackson, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Athens, Georgia (d. 1898)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 9 Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange (1767-1806), dies at 68

Person of interestJoseph Banks

Jun 19 Joseph Banks, English natural historian (Cook/Australia), dies

Botanist and explorer Joseph Banks
Botanist and explorer
Joseph Banks

Person of interestManuel Belgrano

Jun 20 Manuel Belgrano, Argentine politician and Military Leader who took part in the Argentine Wars of Independence and created the Flag of Argentina, dies at 50

Argentine Politician and Military Leader Manuel Belgrano
Argentine Politician and Military Leader
Manuel Belgrano