On This Day

June 1829 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 5 HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba
  • Jun 10 The first Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race takes place

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 19 Sir Robert Peel introduces the Metropolitan Police Act 1829 into Parliament to establish a unified police force for London

British Prime Minister Robert Peel
British Prime Minister
Robert Peel

Birthdays in History


Person of interestCharles Brooke

Jun 3 Charles Brooke, 2nd White Rajah of Sarawak (1868-1917), born in Burnham-on-Sea, England (d. 1917)

2nd White Rajah of Sarawak Charles Brooke
2nd White Rajah of Sarawak
Charles Brooke
  • Jun 6 John Baillie McIntosh, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 1888)
  • Jun 6 Hon'inbō Shūsaku, Japanese professional Go player, born in Innoshima, Bingo Province, Japan (d. 1862)
  • Jun 8 John Everett Millais, English painter (Order of Release), born in Southampton, Hampshire, England (d. 1896)
  • Jun 11 Hendrik Gerhard, Founder (Dutch Social-Democratic), born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1886)

Person of interestGeronimo

Jun 16 Geronimo, Apache leader and resistance fighter, born in No-doyohn Canon, Mexico (d. 1909)

Apache Leader Geronimo
Apache Leader
Geronimo

Deaths in History

  • Jun 27 James Smithson, dies, his will establishes Smithsonian Institute