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Events in History in June 1812

  • Jun 4 Louisiana Territory officially renamed "Missouri Territory"

AssassinationAssassination of Spencer Perceval

Jun 8 Robert Jenkinson becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after Spencer Perceval's assassination

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British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham, drawing by John Heaviside Clark
British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham, drawing by John Heaviside Clark
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  • Jun 18 War of 1812 begins as US declares war against Britain

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Jun 22 Upon learning of plans by the Americans to execute a surprise attack, Laura Secord walks 32 km to warn British troops, results in a British surprise victory at the Battle of Beaver Dams

Canadian War Heroine Laura Secord
Canadian War Heroine
Laura Secord

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 24 Napoleon Bonaparte's Grand Armée numbering half a million begin their invasion of Russia by crossing the Nieman River

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte