On This Day

What Happened in June 1726

Historical Events

  • Jun 11 Cardinal Fleury succeeds Duke of Bourbon as French premier

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJames Hutton

Jun 3 James Hutton, geologist, born in Edinburgh, Scotland

Geologist James Hutton
Geologist
James Hutton
  • Jun 25 Thomas Pennant, Welsh naturalist, born in Downing, Wales (d. 1798)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 18 Michel-Richard Delalande, French baroque composer, dies at 68