June 1844 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 6 Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) formed by George Williams in London

Founder of the YMCA George Williams
Founder of the YMCA
George Williams

InventionHistoric Invention

Jun 15 Charles Goodyear patents the vulcanization of rubber

Chemist and Inventor Charles Goodyear
Chemist and Inventor
Charles Goodyear
  • Jun 22 Influential North American fraternity Delta Kappa Epsilon is founded at Yale University

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 1 Galusha Pennypacker, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1916)
  • Jun 1 John J. Toffey, American Civil War hero (d. 1911)
  • Jun 3 Detlev [Freiherr Friedrich A von] Liliencron, German poet
  • Jun 3 Garret Augustus Hobart, (R) 24th US VP (1897-99)
  • Jun 6 Konstantin Savitsky, Russian painter (Travellers in Auvergne), born in Taganrog, Russia (d. 1905)
  • Jun 10 Albert Neuhuys, Dutch painter of peasant families (Laren School), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1914)
  • Jun 10 Karl Hagenbeck, German animal trainer (Von Tieren und Menschen)
  • Jun 14 Edouard Naville, Swiss egyptologist
  • Jun 21 Ernest F Cambier, Belgian colonial pioneer (1st Congo railway) (d. 1909)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 3 Louis-Antoine Bourbon, French duke of Angouleme, dies
  • Jun 15 Thomas Campbell, Scottish poet (Ye Mariners of England), dies at 66
  • Jun 19 √Čtienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French naturalist (b. 1772)
  • Jun 27 Hyrum Smith, founder/leader (Mormon Church), shot by mob in Carthage Ill

Person of interestJoseph Smith Jr

Jun 27 Joseph Smith Jr, American founder of the Mormon Church, shot by a mob at 38

Religious Leader Joseph Smith Jr
Religious Leader
Joseph Smith Jr