On This Day

June 1850 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 4 Empire Engine Company No. 1 organized, in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 4 Self-deodorizing fertilizer patented in England
  • Jun 14 Third great fire of early San Francisco, starts in a bakery chimney
  • Jun 17 Paddle-wheeler "G P Griffith" burns off Mentor Ohio (206 die)

Historic Event

Jun 29 British ex-Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel falls off his horse; dies three days later

  • Jun 29 Autocephaly Officially Granted by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to The Church of Greece.

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 5 Pat Garrett, American Western lawman, born in Chambers County, Alabama (d. 1908)
  • Jun 6 Karl Ferdinand Braun, German inventor, co-developed wireless telegraphy (Nobel 1909), born in Fulda, Electorate of Hessen, Germany (d. 1918)
  • Jun 19 David Jayne Hill, American diplomat and author, born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 1932)

Horatio Kitchener

Jun 24 Horatio Kitchener, British General who commanded British forces during the Battle of Omdurman (Sudan) and the Second Boer War who became British Secretary of State for War during WWI (1914-16), born in Ballylongford, County Kerry, Ireland (d. 1916)

  • Jun 27 Ivan Vazov, Bulgarian poet, novelist and playwright (Under the Yoke), born in Sopot, Bulgaria (d. 1921)
  • Jun 27 Lafcadio Hearn, American author (Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan), born in Leucas, Greece (d. 1904)
  • Jun 27 Jørgen Pedersen Gram, Danish mathematician (Gram–Schmidt process), born in Duchy of Schleswig, Denmark (d. 1919)

Weddings in History

Alfred Tennyson

Jun 13 Poet Alfred Tennyson (40) weds Emily Sellwood (36)

  • Jun 19 Swedish/Norwegian crown prince Charles weds Dutch princess Wilhelmina

Deaths in History

  • Jun 4 Willem F Mauritius HK, Prince of Orange-Nassau, dies from meningitis at 6
  • Jun 12 Jean Victor de Constant Rebecque, Swiss-Dutch army leader, dies at 77
  • Jun 16 William Lawson explorer of New South Wales, Australia (b. 1774)