On This Day

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

Person of interestWilliam 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)

Explorer and Pirate William Dampier
Explorer and Pirate
William Dampier

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 19 Louis de Geer, Neth/Swedish industrialist/millionaire, dies at 64
  • Jun 21 Inigo Jones, English architect (b. 1573)
  • Jun 24 Andries Bicker, merchant/Amsterdam regent, dies at 65