On This Day

What Happened in June 1639

Historical Events

  • Jun 6 Massachusetts grants 500 acres of land to erect a gunpowder mill
  • Jun 10 1st American log cabin at Fort Christina (Wilmington Delaware)
  • Jun 18 Treaty of Berwick: Ends the First Bishops' War between England and Scotland

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 21 Increase Mather, New England Puritan minister, born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (d. 1723)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Melchior Franck, German composer
  • Jun 2 Floris II van Pallandt, Dutch earl of Culemborg and politician, dies at 62