On This Day

What Happened in June 1613

Historical Events

Notable FireworksGlobe Theatre Fire

Jun 29 Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, England, burns down during a performance of "Henry VIII"

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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on fire
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on fire
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Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 10 Johann Georg II, Elector of Saxony (1656-80), born in Dresden (d. 1680)
  • Jun 16 John Cleveland, English poet (d. 1658)
  • Jun 19 Christiaan de Placker, Flemish poet and composer, born in Poperinge (d. 1691)
  • Jun 22 Lambert Pietkin, Flemish baroque composer, born in Liege (d. 1696)