June 1856 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 3 Cullen Whipple patents a machine for making screws
  • Jun 8 Pitcairn Islanders arrive on Norfolk Island
  • Jun 9 500 Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa, and head west for Salt Lake City, Utah, carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts
  • Jun 17 Republican Party opens its 1st national convention in Philadelphia

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 14 Andrey Markov, Russian mathematician (Markov Chain), born in Ryazan, Russian Empire (d. 1922)
  • Jun 19 Elbert Hubbard, American editor, publisher and author (Message to Garcia), born in Bloomington, Illinois (d. 1915)
  • Jun 22 Henry Rider Haggard, British author (King Solomon's Mines, She, Dawn), born in Bradenham, England (d. 1925)
  • Jun 30 Gerrit Kalff, Dutch professor (history of Dutch writers), born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1923)

Weddings in History

Samuel Colt

Jun 5 American industrialist and firearms manufacturer Samuel Colt (41) weds American philanthropist Elizabeth Hart Jarvis (29) at Christ Episcopal Church in Middleton, Connecticut, until his death in 1862

Deaths in History

  • Jun 11 Friedrich H von der Hagen, German germanist, dies at 76
  • Jun 23 Ivan Kireyevsky, Russian literary critic and philosopher, dies at 50
  • Jun 26 Max Stirner [Johann Kaspar Schmidt], German philosopher (Der Einzige), dies at 49