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Events in History


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Jun 10 British customs officials seize John Hancock's ship, "The Liberty", on the suspicion that Hancock had illegally unloaded cargo without paying duties a month earlier

Statesman John Hancock
Statesman
John Hancock
  • Jun 21 1st US bachelor of medicine degree (Dr John Archer)

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 9 Samuel Slater, American industrialist (d. 1835)
  • Jun 30 Elizabeth Kortright Monroe, 1st lady (1817-25)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 8 Johann J Winckelmann, German archaeologist, dies at 50
  • Jun 15 James Short, Scottish mathematician and optician (b. 1710)
  • Jun 19 Benjamin Tasker, Governor of Maryland (b. 1690)