On This Day

What Happened in June 1723

Historical Events

  • Jun 26 After a lasting siege and bombardment by cannons, Baku surrenders to the Russians.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 3 Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, Italian-born naturalist (d. 1788)
  • Jun 11 Johann Georg Palitzsch, German astronomer, 1st saw Halley's comet on return, born in Prohlis, Dresden, Germany (d. 1788)

Person of interestAdam Smith

Jun 16 Adam Smith, Scottish economist (Wealth of Nations) and moral philosopher (date of baptism), born in Kirkaldy, Fife, Scotland (d. 1790)

Economist and Philosopher Adam Smith
Economist and Philosopher
Adam Smith
  • Jun 18 Giuseppe Scarlatti, Italian composer, born in Naples (d. 1777)
  • Jun 20 Adam Ferguson, Scottish sociologist and historian, born in Logierait, Perthshire, Scotland (d. 1816)
  • Jun 20 Theophilus Lindsey, English theologian and clergyman, born in Middlewich, Cheshire (d. 1808)
  • Jun 30 Christian Ernst Graf, Dutch composer, born in Rudolstadt, Germany (d. 1804)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 7 Miguel Lopez, Spanish composer and organist, dies at 64