June 1794 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 Glorious First of June; first naval battle between Britain (under Admiral Lord Howe) and France (Vice-Admiral Louis Thomas Villaret de Joyeuse) during French Revolutionary Wars. Britain gains tactical win.
  • Jun 4 Congress passes Neutrality Act, bans Americans from serving in armed forces of foreign powers
  • Jun 5 US Congress prohibits citizens from serving in foreign armed forces
  • Jun 10 Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia forms
  • Jun 10 France revolutionary regime begins trials
  • Jun 16 1st stone laid at biggest Dutch grain windmill De Walvisch in Schiedam

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 23 Russian Empress Catherine II (Catherine the Great) grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev

Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia
Catherine the Great
  • Jun 24 Bowdoin College is founded in Maine, USA
  • Jun 25 French troops occupy Charleroi
  • Jun 26 Battle of Fleurus: major victory by forces of the First French Republic under General Jean-Baptiste Jourdan over the Coalition Army (Great Britain, Hanover, Dutch Republic, and Habsburgs) first use of reconnaissance balloon
  • Jun 30 Battle of Fort Recovery, Ohio

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 18 George Grote, British historian
  • Jun 28 Allen Frances Gardiner, Berkshire, England, naval officer and missionary in inter alia Port Natal

Deaths in History

  • Jun 8 G A Borger, writer, dies
  • Jun 14 Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford, Viceroy of Ireland (b. 1718)
  • Jun 18 James Murray, British military officer and administrator (b. 1721)
  • Jun 19 Richard H Lee, US farmer (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 62
  • Jun 27 Wenzel Anton Graf Kaunitz, Austrian statesman (b. 1711)
  • Jun 27 Philippe de Noailles, duc de Mouchy, French soldier (b. 1715)