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

‘Bobbies’ Take To The Streets Of London

Jun 19 Robert Peel introduces the Metropolitan Police Act 1829 into Parliament to establish a unified police force for London, the city's 1st modern police force

Birthdays in History

Charles BrookeCharles Brooke (1829-1917)

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

  • Jun 6 Hon'inbō Shūsaku, Japanese professional Go player, born in Innoshima, Bingo Province, Japan (d. 1862)
  • Jun 6 John Baillie McIntosh, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Fort Brooke, Florida Territory (d. 1888)
  • 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)

GeronimoGeronimo (1829-1909)

Jun 16 Apache leader and resistance fighter, born in No-doyohn Canon, Mexico

Deaths in History

  • Jun 27 James Smithson, English scientist dies at about 64, his will leaves half a million dollars to the United States to establishes the Smithsonian Institute