On This Day

June 1844 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

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

Historic Invention

Jun 15 Charles Goodyear patents the vulcanization of rubber

  • 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 Hobart, American politician (R) 24th US Vice President (1897-99), born in Long Branch, New Jersey (d. 1899)
  • 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 Carl Hagenbeck, German animal trainer (Von Tieren und Menschen), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1913)
  • Jun 14 Édouard Naville, Swiss Egyptologist (Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1926)
  • Jun 21 Ernest F. Cambier, Belgian colonial pioneer (1st Congo railway) (d. 1909)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 3 Louis Antoine, French Duke of Angoulême and General of France, dies at 68
  • Jun 15 Thomas Campbell, Scottish poet (Ye Mariners of England), dies at 66
  • Jun 19 Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French naturalist, dies at 72

Joseph Smith

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