What Happened in June 1777

Historical Events

  • Jun 13 Leonard Norcross patents a submarine diving suit
  • Jun 13 Marquis de Lafayette lands in US
  • Jun 14 US Continental Congress adopts the Stars & Stripes replacing the Grand Union flag
  • Jun 16 Battle of Bennington-New England's Green Mountain Boys rout British

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 2 Christian Traugott Tag, composer
  • Jun 12 Robert Clark, American politician (d. 1837)
  • Jun 24 John Ross, British naval officer and explorer (d. 1856)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 15 First American flag seamstress Betsy Ross (25) weds mariner Joseph Ashburn

Seamstress Credited with Creating the First American Flag Betsy Ross
Seamstress Credited with Creating the First American Flag
Betsy Ross

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 16 Jean-Baptiste-Louis Gresset, French poet and dramatist (b. 1709)
  • Jun 22 Josef Christian, German sculptor, dies at 71