On This Day

June 1855 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 US adventurer William Walker conquers Nicaragua, reestablishes slavery
  • Jun 2 The Portland Rum Riot occurs in Portland, Maine
  • Jun 5 Anti-foreign anti-Roman Catholic Know-Nothing Party's 1st convention
  • Jun 17 Heavy French/British bombing of Sebastopol, Crimea: 2,000+ killed
  • Jun 20 Commissioners appointed to lay out San Francisco streets west of Larkin
  • Jun 28 The Sigma Chi Fraternity was founded at Miami University

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 14 Robert M. La Follette, American lawyer and presidential candidate (Progressive), born in Primrose, Wisconsin (d. 1925)

Weddings in History

  • Jun 16 Salvation Army founder William Booth marries Catherine Mumford

Deaths in History

  • Jun 16 John Gorrie, American scientist and inventor (cold-air process of refrigeration), dies at 51