What Happened in June 1789

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 1st US congressional act becomes law (on administering oaths)
  • Jun 3 Alex Mackenzie explores Mackenzie River (Canada)

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Jun 8 James Madison introduces a proposed Bill of Rights in the U.S. House of Representatives.

4th US President James Madison
4th US President
James Madison
  • Jun 9 Spanish capture British schooner Northwest America near Vancouver Island
  • Jun 13 Mrs Alexander Hamilton serves ice cream for dessert to Washington
  • Jun 14 Capt William Bligh reaches Timor
  • Jun 17 3rd Estate in France declared itself a national assembly
  • Jun 20 Tennis Court Oath (for a new constitution) in France made at Versailles

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 15 Josiah Henson, American slave and settlement founder (d. 1883)
  • Jun 27 Philipp Friedrich Silcher, composer
  • Jun 30 E J Horace Vernet, French painter

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 7 Vaclav Jan Kopriva, composer, dies at 81
  • Jun 12 Jean E Liotard, [Turk], Swiss painter (Maria-Theresia), dies
  • Jun 14 Johann Wilhelm Hertel, composer, dies at 61