June 1839 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 7 Hawaiian Declaration of Rights is signed
  • Jun 14 First Henley Regatta held (it became the Henley Royal Regatta in 1851)
  • Jun 17 King of Hawaii Kamehameha III issues Edict of toleration which gives Roman Catholics freedom to worship in the Hawaiian Islands. The Hawaii Catholic Church and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace is later established

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 3 Paul Lindau, German playwright/critic (Der Herr im Hause)
  • Jun 10 Ludvig Holstein-Ledreborg, Council President of Denmark (d. 1912)
  • Jun 17 Fr. Arthur Tooth SSC, Anglican Clergyman prosecuted for ritualist activities (d. 1931)
  • Jun 18 William Henry Seward Jr, American banker and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Auburn, New York (d. 1920)
  • Jun 21 Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Brazilian writer (Epitaph of a small winner), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1908)
  • Jun 21 Johannes P R Tak, Dutch liberal politician
  • Jun 21 John Decatur Barry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1867)
  • Jun 24 Gustavus Franklin Swift, founded Swift & Co

Weddings in History

  • Jun 18 Dutch prince Willem Alexander (later William III) weds cousin Princess Sophia

Deaths in History

  • Jun 2 Wijnand YY Nuijen, painter/lithographer (Wrecked), dies at 26
  • Jun 9 Gerrit J Pijman, Dutch minister of War (1798-1800), dies at 89
  • Jun 10 Nathaniel Pryor, sgt of Lewis & Clark Expedition, dies
  • Jun 27 Ranjit Singh, gov of Lahore, dies
  • Jun 30 Johan O Wallin, Swedish poet/archbishop (Dead Angel), dies