On This Day

Deaths in History in June 1859

  • Jun 7 David Cox, English painter (Treatise on Landscape Paint), dies at 73

Person of interestWalter Hunt

Jun 8 Walter Hunt, American inventor (safety pin, sewing machine), dies at 62

Inventor Walter Hunt
Walter Hunt
  • Jun 27 Jean Chrétien Baud, Dutch gov-gen of Dutch-Indies (1834-36), dies at 69