On This Day

What Happened in June 1746

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 French troops conquer Antwerp
  • Jun 2 Russia and Austria sign agreements
  • Jun 16 Battle at Piacenza: Austria & Sardinia beat Spanish and French army

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 27 Flora MacDonald helps Bonnie Prince Charlie, disguised as Betty Burke an Irish maid, evade capture by landing him on the Isle of Skye

Pretender to the British throne Bonnie Prince Charlie
Pretender to the British throne
Bonnie Prince Charlie

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 3 James Hook, English composer, born in Norwich (d. 1827)
  • Jun 24 Jean-Baptiste Rochefort, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1819)