On This Day

What Happened in June 1679

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 The Scottish Covenanters defeat John Graham of Claverhouse at the Battle of Drumclog
  • Jun 22 Battle at Bothwell Bridge on Clyde: Duke of Monmouth beats Scots

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Johan Runius, Swedish poet (Dudaim)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 3 Jean-Francius Miller, painter, buried
  • Jun 15 Guillaume Courtois, French painter (b. 1628)
  • Jun 27 Pablo Bruna, Spanish blind composer, dies at 68