What Happened in June 1652

Historical Events

  • Jun 10 In Boston, John Hull opens the 1st mint in America
  • Jun 27 New Amsterdam (now New York City) enacts first speed limit law in North America

Famous Birthdays

William Dampier

Jun 8 William Dampier, English explorer and pirate who was the 1st Englishman to explore parts of Australia and the 1st person to circumnavigate the world 3 times, born in East Coker, Sommerset, England (d. 1715)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 19 Louis de Geer, Neth/Swedish industrialist/millionaire, dies at 64
  • Jun 21 Inigo Jones, English architect (Queen House, Covent Garden), dies at 78
  • Jun 24 Andries Bicker, Dutch merchant and Amsterdam regent (1627-50), dies at 65