On This Day

June 1865 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 2 At Galveston, Kirby-Smith surrenders Trans-Mississippi Dept
  • Jun 8 Tristanderl und Zusholde, premieres
  • Jun 9 Battle of Grand Gulf, Mississippi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 13 President Andrew Johnson proclaims reconstruction of confederate states

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson

USAJuneteenth

Jun 19 Union General Gordon Granger declares slaves are free in Texas, now the date the end of slavery is celebrated across the US as Juneteenth

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The declaration issued in Texas informing citizens that all slaves were free as of June 19, 1865
The declaration issued in Texas informing citizens that all slaves were free as of June 19, 1865
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  • Jun 22 The CSS Shenandoah fires the last shot of the American Civil War in the Bering Strait to indicate surrender
  • Jun 23 At Fort Towson, General Stand Watie surrenders last sizeable confederate army
  • Jun 28 The Army of the Potomac is disbanded
  • Jun 30 8 alleged conspirators in assassination of Lincoln are found guilty

Birthdays in History


Person of interestGeorge V

Jun 3 George V, King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India (1910-36), born in Marlborough House, London, (d. 1936)

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • Jun 10 Frederick Cook, American explorer, claimed to have 1st discovered North Pole, born in Callicoon, New York (d. 1940)
  • Jun 11 J. H. Leopold, Dutch poet (translated Omar Khayyam), born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (d. 1925)
  • Jun 13 W. B. Yeats, Irish poet (Wild Swans at Coole-Nobel 1923), born in Sandymount, Ireland (d. 1939)
  • Jun 15 L H Perquin, Dutch religious radio speaker
  • Jun 19 Alfred Hugenberg, German politician and businessman, born in Hanover (d. 1951)
  • Jun 24 Robert Henri, American painter (The Eight) and leader of Ashcan school of painting, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1929)
  • Jun 26 Bernard Berenson, American art critic (Italian Painters of the Renaissance), born in Vilnius, Lithuania, Russian Empire (d. 1959)
  • Jun 26 Charles Bonin, French explorer and diplomat (China), born in Poissy, France (d. 1929)
  • Jun 28 Otto Julius Bierbaum, German writer (Irrgarten Der Liebe), born in Grünberg, Province of Silesia, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1910)
  • Jun 29 Shigechiyo Izumi, once thought to be the world's oldest man ever but birth date now disputed (120 y 237 d), born in Isen, Tokunoshima, Satsuma Domain, Japan (d. 1986)
  • Jun 29 William E. Borah, American lawyer and politician (Republican U.S. Senator from Idaho), born in Fairfield, Illinois (d. 1940)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 2 Johannes Elias Feisser, Dutch theologist and founder of 1st Dutch baptist church, dies at 59
  • Jun 2 Ner Alexander Middleswarth, American politician, dies at 81
  • Jun 3 Okada Izō, Japanese samurai (b. 1838)
  • Jun 8 Joseph Paxton, English architect, gardener and MP (Crystal Palace), dies at 61
  • Jun 13 Cleaveland J Campbell, Union brigadier general, dies at about 29
  • Jun 15 Edmun Ruffin, US secessionist/writer, commits suicide
  • Jun 21 Frances Adeline Seward, wife of United States Secretary of State William H. Seward (b. 1824)
  • Jun 23 Samuel Francis DuPont, American Rear Admiral (Union Navy), dies at 61