On This Day

Deaths in History in June 1878

  • Jun 6 Robert Stirling, Scottish inventor (Stirling cycle engine) (b. 1790)
  • Jun 12 Hendrik Jut, Dutch murderer (Head of Jut), dies at 26
  • Jun 12 William Cullen Bryant, American poet (Thanatopsis), dies at 83
  • Jun 16 Crawford Williamson Long, American surgeon and pioneer (use of ether as an anesthetic in surgery), dies at 62
  • Jun 23 George Back, English sea officer and explorer (Back River), dies at 81
  • Jun 26 Mercedes of Orléans, Queen of Spain, dies at 18