On This Day

What Happened in June 1704

Historical Events

  • Jun 30 First trial for piracy by the British Admiralty Court outside of Britain finds Captain John Quelch and five crew guilty, sentenced to hang the same day [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 4 Benjamin Huntsman, English inventor and manufacturer, born in Lincolnshire, England (d. 1776)
  • Jun 11 José António Carlos de Seixas, Portuguese composer, born in Coimbra, Portugal (d. 1742)
  • Jun 22 John Taylor, English classical scholar (d. 1766)
  • Jun 24 Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens, French writer, born in Aix-en-Provence, France (d. 1771)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 18 Thomas "Tom" Brown, English translator and writer of satire (Amusements Serious and Comical, calculated for the Meridian of London), dies at 41
  • Jun 30 John Quelch, English pirate, hanged for piracy in Boston at 38