On This Day

What Happened in June 1692

Historical Events

  • Jun 7 Earthquake in Porte Royale, Jamaica, kills 3,000

USASalem Witch Trials

Jun 10 The first victim of the Salem witch trials, Bridget Bishop, is hanged for witchcraft in the colony of Massachusetts

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Dramatic lithograph of the Salem witch trials produced in 1892
Dramatic lithograph of the Salem witch trials produced in 1892
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  • Jun 24 Kingston, Jamaica, founded

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 10 Bridget Bishop, 1st person to be hanged in the Salem witch trials at 60