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
  • Jun 23 Christopher Latham Sholes patents the typewriter with a QWERTY keyboard
  • 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, Camag├╝ey Cuba, Cuban-American Physician, Pathologist and Bacteriologist (yellow fever)
  • Jun 5 James Connolly, Irish socialist (founder of the Irish Socialist Republican Party), born in Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1916)

Person of interestRobert Scott

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

Polar Explorer Robert Scott
Polar Explorer
Robert 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, philanthropist/established Hall of Fame
  • 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