What Happened in June 1763

Historical Events

  • Jun 2 Pontiac's Rebellion: At what is now Mackinaw City, Michigan, Chippewas capture Fort Michilimackinac by diverting the garrison's attention with a game of lacrosse, then chasing a ball into the fort.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Christian Gottlob Saupe, composer
  • Jun 13 Jose B de Andrada e Silva, premier of Brazil
  • Jun 14 Johannes Simon Mayr, composer
  • Jun 15 Franz Danzi, German composer and cellist, born in Schwetzingen (d. 1826)
  • Jun 20 Theobald Wolfe Tone, Irish nationalist
  • Jun 21 Pierre P Royer-Collard, French attorney/philosopher
  • Jun 23 Joséphine de Beauharnais, first wife of Napoleon I and first Empress of France (1804-14) at Les Trois-Îlets, Martinique (d. 1814)
  • Jun 26 George Morland, England, artist of rural landscapes

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Johann Caspar Vogler, composer, dies at 67