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June 1868 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 Texas constitutional convention meets in Austin
  • Jun 1 Treaty of Bosque Redondo is signed allowing the Navajos to return to their lands in Arizona and New Mexico
  • Jun 4 Van Bosse/Fock government begins
  • Jun 9 1st meeting of Board of Regents, University of California
  • Jun 13 Oscar Dunn becomes first African American to be elected a Lieutenant Governor, of Louisiana
  • Jun 19 Major general E R S Canby removes mayor of Columbia, South Carolina
  • Jun 22 Arkansas re-joins the US

How the Qwerty Keyboard was BornHow the Qwerty Keyboard was Born

Jun 23 Christopher Latham Sholes patents the Sholes and Glidden typewriter, the first commercially successful of its kind

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Mooresburg, Pennsylvania, where Sholes was born, has a board honouring the inventor
Mooresburg, Pennsylvania, where Sholes was born, has a board honouring the inventor
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  • Jun 25 Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina readmitted to US
  • Jun 25 US President Andrew Johnson passes a law that government workers would work 8 hr day

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 3 Aristides Agramonte y Simoni, Cuban-American Physician, Pathologist and Bacteriologist (yellow fever), born in Camagüey, Cuba (d. 1931)
  • Jun 5 James Connolly, Irish socialist (founder of the Irish Socialist Republican Party), born in Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1916)

Person of interestRobert Falcon Scott

Jun 6 Robert Falcon Scott, British leader of ill-fated south pole expedition, born in Plymouth, England (d. 1912)

Polar Explorer Robert Falcon Scott
Polar Explorer
Robert Falcon Scott
  • Jun 7 Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish architect, designer, and illustrator, born in Townhead, Glasgow (d. 1928)
  • Jun 14 Karl Landsteiner, Austrian immunologist and pathologist (Nobel 1930), born in Baden bei Wien, Austria-Hungary (d. 1943)
  • Jun 18 Miklos Horthy von Nagybanya, Hungarian admiral/regent (1910-44)
  • Jun 20 Helen Miller Shepard, American philanthropist who established Hall of Fame, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1938)
  • Jun 21 Edwin Stephen Goodrich, English zoologist, born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England (d. 1946)
  • Jun 29 George Ellery Hale, American astronomer (discovery of magnetic fields in sunspot), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1938)

Deaths in History


Person of interestJames Buchanan

Jun 1 James Buchanan, 15th US President (1857-61), dies at 77

15th US President James Buchanan
15th US President
James Buchanan

Person of interestJames Brooke

Jun 9 James Brooke, British adventurer and 1st Rajah of Sarawak (1841-68), dies of a stroke at 65

1st White Rajah of Sarawak James Brooke
1st White Rajah of Sarawak
James Brooke
  • Jun 10 Michael Obrenovic, ruler of Serbia (1839-42,1860-68), murdered at 44
  • Jun 22 Heber C. Kimball, American religious leader (b. 1801)
  • Jun 25 Carlo Matteucci, Italian physicist and neurophysiologist (bioelectricity), dies at 57
  • Jun 25 Alexander Mitchell, Irish engineer (inventor of the screw-pile lighthouse), dies at 88