What Happened in June 1762

Historical Events

  • 15th Austria uses 1st paper currency
  • 28th 1st reported counterfeiting attempt (Boston)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

28th Russian tsarina Catherine II seizes power, declaring herself Catherine II, the sovereign ruler of Russia

Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia
Catherine the Great

Famous Birthdays

  • 1st Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish founder of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers (d. 1844)
  • 24th Johann Paul Wessely, composer

Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

29th Russian Tsar Peter III divorces his wife Catherine II

Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia
Catherine the Great

Famous Deaths

  • 17th Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French writer (b. 1674)
  • 19th Johann Ernst Eberlin, composer, dies at 60