On This Day

What Happened in June 1718

Historical Events

  • Jun 26 Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, Peter the Great's son, mysteriously dies after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 5 Thomas Chippendale, English furniture maker, baptized in Otley, Yorkshire, England (d. 1779)
  • Jun 17 George Howard, British field marshal (d. 1796)
  • Jun 27 Wenzel Raimund Pirck, composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1763)