On This Day

What Happened in June 1675

Historical Events

  • Jun 20 Abenaki, Massachusetts, Mohegan and Wampanoag Native Americans form anti-English front under Metacom
  • Jun 20 King Philip's War begins when a small band of Wampanoag men attack and kill colonists in Swansea, Massachusetts, returning a few days later and destroying town

Historic Event

Jun 22 Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II

  • Jun 25 Battle at Rathenow: Brandenburgers beat Sweden
  • Jun 28 Battle at Fehrbellin: Brandenburg army beats Sweden
  • Jun 28 King Philip's War: Colonial militia destroys Wampanoag settlement at Mount Hope in Bristol, Rhode Island, in response to recent attacks at Swansea, Massachusetts

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Francesco Scipione, marchese di Maffei, Italian archaeologist (d. 1755)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 12 Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy (1638-75), dies at 40