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June 8, 1859 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Birthdays in History

  • Smith Wigglesworth, British religious figure, born in Menston, Yorkshire, England (d. 1947)

Deaths in History

Person of interestWalter Hunt

Walter Hunt, American inventor (safety pin, sewing machine), dies at 62

Inventor Walter Hunt
Walter Hunt

1859 in History