Deaths in History in June 1871

  • Jun 7 Thomas Jackson Rodman, American military inventor of the rodman gun and perforated-cake gunpowder, dies on duty at 54
  • Jun 8 Satank, Kiowa indian chief, shot to death

Person of interestAnna Atkins

Jun 9 Anna Atkins, English botanist, photographer and the 1st person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images, dies of paralysis, rheumatism, and exhaustion at 72

Botanist and Photographer Anna Atkins
Botanist and Photographer
Anna Atkins

Person of interestJean Eugène Robert-Houdin

Jun 13 Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, French magician and father of modern magic, dies of pneumonia at 65