On This Day

What Happened in June 1734

Historical Events

  • Jun 17 French troops occupy Philipsburg at Rhine
  • Jun 21 In Montreal, New France (Quebec), black slave Marie-Joseph Angélique, having been convicted of the arson that destroyed much of the city, is tortured and hanged by the French authorities in a public ceremony
  • Jun 30 Russian army occupies Danzig

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 15 Johann Ernst Altenburg, composer
  • Jun 28 Jean-Jacques Beauvarlet-Charpentier, French composer, born in Abbeville, Hauts-de-France, France (d. 1794)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 17 Duke of Berwick, French general strategist, dies in battle
  • Jun 17 Claude-Louis-Hector de Villars, Marshal of France, dies at 81