On This Day

What Happened in June 1745

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Jun 4 Battle at Hohenfriedberg Silezie: Frederick the Great (Prussia) defeats Austrians and Saxons

King of Prussia Frederick the Great
King of Prussia
Frederick the Great
  • Jun 16 British fleet occupies Cape Breton on St Lawrence River
  • Jun 17 American colonials capture Louisburg, Cape Breton Island from French
  • Jun 22 Bonnie Prince Charles sails to Scotland

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 8 Caspar Wessel, Danish-Norwegian mathematician, born in Vestby, Norway (d. 1818)
  • Jun 27 Johann Nepomuk Went, Bohemian composer, born in Vinaƙice, Czech Republic (d. 1801)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 22 Hubert Renotte, Flemish composer and organist, dies at 41