June 1831 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 4 National Congress selects Leopold von Saksen-Coburg as King of Belgium
  • Jun 6 2nd US national black convention (Philadelphia)

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 1 John Bell Hood, Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
  • Jun 2 Benjamin Hardin Helm, Brigadier General (Conf)/Lincoln's brother-in-law
  • Jun 3 Otho French Strahl, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • Jun 5 Marcus Joseph Wright, American lawyer and Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Purdy, Tennessee (d. 1922)
  • Jun 7 Amelia Edwards, English author (The Phantom Coach) and Egyptologist, born in London (d. 1892)
  • Jun 8 Thomas J. Higgins, Union Army soldier during the American Civil War, recipient of America's highest military decoration (Medal of Honor), born in Huntington, Quebec, Canada (d. 1917)
  • Jun 13 James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish physicist (electromagnetic theory, speed of light), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1879)
  • Jun 26 Julius Rodenberg [Levy], German writer (Kriegs-Songs of War & Peace), born in Rodenberg, Germany (d. 1914)
  • Jun 29 William Thomas Clark, American politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 1905)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 30 Soldier and future Confederate General Robert E. Lee (24) marries Mary Custis (22) at Arlington House, Arlington Virginia

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee

Deaths in History

  • Jun 10 Hans Karl von Diebitsch, Russian field marshal (b. 1785)

Person of interestSophie Germain

Jun 27 Sophie Germain, French mathematician, dies at 55

Mathematician Sophie Germain
Mathematician
Sophie Germain