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June 1822 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

Jun 6 Alexis St. Martin shot in the stomach and treated by physician William Beaumont on Mackinac Island. Leads Beaumont to conduct digestion experiments through hole in St. Martin's stomach.

  • Jun 9 Charles Graham of New York patents porcelain false teeth

Historic Event

Jun 14 Charles Babbage proposes a "difference engine" in a paper to the Royal Astronomical Society entitled "Note on the application of machinery to the computation of astronomical and mathematical tables"

  • Jun 16 Denmark Vesey (aka Telemaque) accused of planning a slave rebellion in South Carolina; tried an convicted, he was executed by hanging
  • Jun 18 Part of US-Canadian boundary determined
  • Jun 21 Slave revolt leaders Denmark Vesey and Peter Poyas arrested in South Carolina

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 10 John Jacob Astor III, American businessman (Astor Estate holdings), born in New York (d. 1890)
  • Jun 11 Samuel Davis Sturgis, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1889)
  • Jun 13 Carl Schmidt, Baltic German chemist, born in Mitau, Russian Empire (d. 1884)
  • Jun 23 Young Marshall Moody, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1866)
  • Jun 24 Birkett D. Fry, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Kanawha County, Virginia (d. 1891)

Weddings in History

  • Jun 29 Nephew of Napoleon, biologist and ornithologist Prince Charles Bonaparte marries cousin Zenaide Bonaparte