On This Day

What Happened in June 1717

Historical Events

  • Jun 24 1st Free Masons' grand lodge founded in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 8 John Collins, American politician, 3rd Governor of Rhode Island (1786-90), born in Newport, Colony of Rhode Island, British America (d. 1795)
  • Jun 18 Johann Wenzel Anton Stamitz, Czech composer, born in Německý Brod, Bohemia (d. 1757)
  • Jun 20 Jacques Saly, French sculptor, born in Valenciennes, France (d. 1776)
  • Jun 27 Louis Guillaume Lemonnier, French botanist and contributor to the Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, born in Paris (d. 1799)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 9 Jeanne Guyon, French mystic, dies at 69
  • Jun 9 Louis Le Quointe, composer, dies at 64