On This Day

What Happened in June 1742

Historical Events

  • Jun 9 Battle of Bloody Marsh-Spanish assault on Simons Island, Georgia

InventionHistoric Invention

Jun 11 Benjamin Franklin invents his Franklin stove

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 17 William Hooper, American attorney and signer of U.S. Declaration of Independence, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1790)
  • Jun 22 Heinrich Gottfried Reichard, German composer, born in Schleiz (d. 1801)
  • Jun 26 Arthur Middleton, American signer (Declaration of Independence), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1787)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 8 Omobono Stradivari, Italian violin maker/son of Antonius, dies at 62
  • Jun 16 Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans, Queen consort of Spain, dies at 32
  • Jun 18 John Aislabie, English politician (Chancellor of the Exchequer), dies at 71
  • Jun 28 Jan Josef Ignác Brentner, Bohemian composer, dies at 52