On This Day

What Happened in June 1752

Historical Events

  • Jun 3 Moscow houses and churches destroyed by fire
  • Jun 5 Prince William of Orange becomes Knight of Garter
  • Jun 6 3rd great fire in Moscow in 2 weeks; 1/3 of city destroyed
  • Jun 9 French army surrenders to the British in Trichinopoly, India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 10 Benjamin Franklin tests the lightning conductor with his kite-flying experiment

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 13 Fanny Burney, English novelist (Camille, Evelina), born in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England (d. 1840)
  • Jun 16 Meingosus Gaelle, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 14 Charles-Antoine Coypel, French carpet designer, dies at 57
  • Jun 14 Daniel Marot, French/Neth, architect/engraver, dies at about 88
  • Jun 16 Giulio Alberoni, Spanish-Italian minister and cardinal, dies at 88
  • Jun 16 Joseph Butler, English philosopher, dies at 60