On This Day

What Happened in June 1633

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

Jun 2 Prince Frederick Henry conquers fort Rhine at Cologne

  • Jun 20 Charter for Maryland is given to Lord Cecil Baltimore

Historic Event

Jun 22 Galileo Galilei recants his "heretical" position that the Earth orbiting the Sun was at odds with the Bible and church teaching (Vatican apologizes in Oct 1992 for how it handled the case)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Geminiano Montanari, Italian astronomer (d. 1687)
  • Jun 16 Nathaniel Schnittelbach, German composer and violinist, born in Gdansk, Poland (d. 1667)
  • Jun 16 Jean de Thévenot, French traveler and scientist (d. 1667)
  • Jun 19 Philipp van Limborch, Dutch Remonstrants theologist and vicar, born in Amsterdam (d. 1712)