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June 1869 in History

Events in History


InventionHistoric Invention

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

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • Jun 8 Ives W. McGaffey of Chicago patents the 1st vacuum cleaner, calls it a "sweeping machine"

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Jun 9 Charles E. Hires sells his 1st root beer, in Philadelphia

Pharmacist and Root Beer Brewer Charles E. Hires
Pharmacist and Root Beer Brewer
Charles E. Hires
  • Jun 10 'Agnes' arrives in New Orleans with 1st ever shipment of frozen beef
  • Jun 15 World's 1st plastic Celluloid is patented by John Wesley Hyatt, Albany, NY
  • Jun 15 Mike McCoole (US) defeats Tom Allen (England) in bare-knuckle bout

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Jun 21 William James passes his medical examination

Father of American psychology William James
Father of American psychology
William James
  • 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 premier (AR 1933-39)
  • 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 Kate Carew [Mary Williams], American caricaturist, born in Oakland, California (d. 1961)
  • Jun 27 Hans Spemann, German embryologist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1935), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1941)

Deaths in History

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