June 1845 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 Homing pigeon completes 11,000 km trip (Namibia-London) in 55 days

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 10 Andrew Jackson's African Grey parrot "Poll" is removed from his funeral for swearing at The Hermitage, Tennessee. Funeral attendee William Menefee Norment recorded: "Before the sermon and while the crowd was gathering, a wicked parrot that was a household pet got excited and commenced swearing so loud and long as to disturb the people and had to be carried from the houseā€

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • Jun 12 George Abernethy becomes 1st governor of Oregon Country

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 9 Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto (d. 1914)
  • Jun 17 Hendrik P Staal, Dutch banker
  • Jun 18 Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, French physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1922)
  • Jun 22 Tom Dula, American folk character (Tom Dooley) (d. 1868)
  • Jun 22 Richard Seddon, longest serving Prime Minister of New Zealand (1893-1906), born in Eccleston, England (d. 1906)

Deaths in History


Person of interestAndrew Jackson

Jun 8 Andrew Jackson, American soldier and statesman (D) seventh US President (1828-37), dies at 78

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • Jun 15 Francesco Capaccini, Italian cardinal and diplomat, dies at 60