On This Day

What Happened in June 1688

Historical Events

Historic Event

Jun 30 Whig Lords questions prince William III of Orange on Protestantism

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 10 James Francis Edward Stuart "The old Pretender", Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland after the death of his father James II, born in St James's Palace, London, Kingdom of England (d. 1766)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 3 Maximilian Henry of Bayern, Archbishop-Elector of Cologne, Bishop of Hildesheim and Bishop of Liège, dies at 66
  • Jun 5 Constantine Phaulkon, Greek adventurer who served as advisor to King Narai of Ayutthaya (Siam), decapitated and disemboweled for high treason (b. 1647)
  • Jun 8 Hans Bontemantel, Amsterdams merchant, buried
  • Jun 26 Ralph Cudworth, philosopher/cleric, dies