June 1774 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 Boston Port Bill: British government orders Port of Boston closed
  • Jun 2 Intolerable Acts: Amendment to original Quartering Act enacted, allowed governor in colonial America to house British soldiers in uninhabited houses, outhouses, barns, or other buildings if suitable quarters not provided.
  • Jun 11 Jews of Algiers escape attacking Spanish Army
  • Jun 13 Rhode Island becomes first colony to prohibit importation of slaves
  • Jun 16 Formation of Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
  • Jun 22 British parliament accepts Quebec Act

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 2 William Lawson, explorer of New South Wales, Australia (d. 1850)
  • Jun 21 Daniel D Tompkins, (D-R), 6th US vice-president (1817-25)
  • Jun 23 Matthijs Siegenbeek, Dutch linguist (spelling)
  • Jun 24 François Nicolas Benoît, Baron Haxo, French general (d. 1838)