On This Day

June 1842 in History

Events in History


DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

Jun 15 John C. Frémont sets off from Kansas River on his first expedition of the Oregon Trail with frontierman Kit Carson as his guide

Frontiersman Kit Carson
Frontiersman
Kit Carson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 26 Ellen G. White is baptized by John Hobart in Portland, Maine

Christian Pioneer Ellen G. White
Christian Pioneer
Ellen G. White

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 2 Constantly AM Cap, Flemish poet/etcher
  • Jun 8 John Q. A. Brackett, American politician, 36th Governor of Massachusetts (1890-91), born in Bradford, New Hampshire (d. 1918)
  • Jun 11 Prince Alfred, Liechtenstein noble and politician, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1907)
  • Jun 11 Carl von Linde, German engineer and chemist who invented mechanical refrigeration, born in Berndorf, Germany (d. 1934)
  • Jun 16 David Herold, American pharmacist's assistant who was part of the conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln, born in Maryland (d. 1865)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 12 Thomas Arnold, English educator and historian (History of Rome), dies at 46