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, Scottish geologist 'father of modern geology' born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1797)

Geologist James Hutton
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