On This Day

What Happened in June 1759

Historical Events

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Jun 27 British general James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec.

British Army Officer James Wolfe
British Army Officer
James Wolfe

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 2 Jan Ekels, the Young, Dutch painter, born in Amsterdam (d. 1793)
  • Jun 5 Theodor Zwetler, Austrian composer, born in Weitra, Austria (d. 1826)
  • Jun 8 Thomas Dunham Whitaker, British topographer, born in Rainham, Norfolk (d. 1821)
  • Jun 21 Alexander J. Dallas, American statesman and financier, born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1817)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 12 William Collins, English poet (Ode to Simplicity), dies at 37
  • Jun 19 Charles-Joseph-Balthazar Sohier, composer, dies at 31