June 1869 in History

Events in History

Historic Invention

Jun 1 Thomas Edison granted his first patent for the Electric Vote Recorder (U.S. Patent 90,646)

  • Jun 8 Ives W. McGaffey of Chicago patents the 1st vacuum cleaner, calls it a "sweeping machine"
  • Jun 10 'Agnes' arrives in New Orleans with 1st ever shipment of frozen beef
  • Jun 15 Mike McCoole (US) defeats Tom Allen (England) in bare-knuckle bout

Historic Invention

Jun 15 World's 1st plastic celluloid is patented by John Wesley Hyatt in Albany, NY

Historic Event

Jun 21 William James 'the Father of American Psychology' passes his medical examination at Harvard Medical School

  • Jun 28 Amsterdam typographer strike

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 3 Maria Radulphus, inspector on Curacao (Radulphus College)
  • Jun 3 Prince Baudouin of Belgium, Count of Flaanders, born in Palais de la Régence, Brussels, Belgium (d. 1891)
  • Jun 10 Gustave Vanzype, Belgian literary (La Gazette), born in Brussels (d. 1955)
  • Jun 22 Hendrikus Colijn, Dutch army officer and Anti-Revolution Party (ARP) politician (Prime Minister, 1925-26 & 1933-39), born in Haarlemmermeer, North Holland, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • Jun 26 Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish writer (Pelle Erobreren), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1954)
  • Jun 27 Emma Goldman, American anarchist and publisher (Mother Earth), born in Kovno, Lithuania, Russian Empire (d. 1940)
  • Jun 27 Hans Spemann, German embryologist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1935), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1941)
  • Jun 27 Kate Carew [Mary Williams], American caricaturist, born in Oakland, California (d. 1961)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 16 Charles Sturt, English explorer (Australia), dies at 74
  • Jun 20 Hijikata Toshizō, Japanese military leader, dies at 34